Every minute 60 babies and 2 pregnant or birthing mothers die in the developing world. Every minute. All day. All night. Without stopping.
Between the time you ate breakfast and the time you ate your lunch...that would be 600 women dead, and 18,000 babies dead.
I have known some of these mothers and seen the bodies of their babies.
Most of the deaths that I have been writing about could be prevented if a skilled and trained birth attendant was available.
This is a link from the World Health Organization on the need for midwives: