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In this May 25, 2012 photo, the as yet unnamed newborn daughter of Fatumata Djau, 32, lies swaddled in fabric amidst grieving family members, at Djau's home in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. Djau died a day earlier after suffering complications during a solo home birth. She left behind four daughters - including her healthy newborn - a distraught family, and an elderly widower. In the end, the little girl is called Mama Saliu Embalo. It is a boy's name in the Fula language, after a tradition designed to protect children whose mothers have died during childbirth. In Guinea-Bissau, one of the deadliest places in the world to give birth, a woman has a 1 in 19 chance of maternal death, compared to about 1 in 2,100 in the United States. Experts say women are increasingly heading to medical centers when things go awry, but logistical, financial, and cultural barriers are still keeping many pregnant women from seeking help in time. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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