Glenda Henagar (l.) hugs her mother, Norma Carpenter, on April 28. Carpenter and her husband received minor injuries after a tornado struck their home near Ringgold, Ga. Billy Weeks/AP
First lady Michelle Obama walks with her oldest daughter Malia to board Marine One, at the White House in Washington, on April 29, with President Obama (not pictured), as they traveled to meet with tornado victims in Alabama and then on to Florida to watch the space shuttle launch. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
In this photo taken on April 13, a woman sits with her baby girl at a ward for malnourished children, where nine out of ten children are girls, at a government hospital in Morena, India. Mustafa Quraishi/AP
A Thai villager with a baby takes shelter at a makeshift camp in Surin province, 19 miles from the Thai-Cambodia border, on April 28. Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
A paramilitary policeman yells at a woman holding her baby as she stands next to the portrait of the former Chairman Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on April 28. David Gray/Reuters
A member of the Brazilian Health Expeditions plays with a Kayapo baby on the seventh day of their medical expedition in the Kikretum community in Sao Felix, northern Brazil, on April 27. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
Mazata Fofana holds her week-old baby in the community social center where she gave birth amongst thousands of other displaced people, in the Port Bouet II area of Yopougon, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on April 19. Rebecca Blackwell/AP
A woman who fled the unrest in Tunisia holds her baby as she waits to receive medical attention at a hospital on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on April 8. Antonio Parrinello/Reuters
A woman waits to vote with her baby during Haiti's presidential run-off election between candidates Michel Martelly and Mirlande Manigat at a polling station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 20. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
A girl plays with a baby at a shelter in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on March 17. Kyodo News/AP
A mother and her child, foreign evacuees from Africa, wait to disembark from the Albanian ferry Red Star shortly after arriving at the port of Benghazi, Libya, following an evacuation operation from the battered city of Misrata organized by International Organization for Migration, on April 28. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Sgt. Brad Barclay of Roseville, Ill., a soldier with the US Army Reserves 389th Engineer Company, hugs his mother Marti Dallmeyer of Peoria, Ill., before he departs on April 24, from the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, Iowa. The soldiers were heading for Fort McCoy in Wisconsin where they will make final preparations and train before heading to Iraq. John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye/AP
Some Bolivian hospitals are working to make their delivery rooms more like rural homes.
Sara Shahriari, Correspondent /
July 18, 2013
When Gregoria Vilca went into labor, she didn't want to go to the hospital, despite knowing the dangers that can come with childbirth. As a traditional healer in her community, Ms. Vilca had seen many healthy home births, including her first five children, but she had also seen myriad complications.