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U.S. newborn death rate higher than in 40 other nations
USA Today

Pediatrician Dr. Joy Lawn credits a quick-thinking midwife with saving her life when she was born in northern Uganda more than four decades ago. The bush hospital where Lawn’s mother was trying to give birth in the mid-1960s had no electricity or running water. But the midwife attending her was clever enough to know that because the baby had not moved into the right position for delivery after 24 hours of labor, only a Cesarean section would save infant and mother. She sought help from a doctor.