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On World Health Day, it's hard to consider the loneliness, pain and fear that many of the world's mothers endure during pregnancy and childbirth. For millions, this season of new life can be darkened with questions like "Will I come out of this alive? Will my baby survive? If so, for how long?" The reality is heartbreakingly clear: nearly half of all deaths in children under five take place in the first month of life.