That's a hard number to understand. One in every 22 pregnancies in Africa ends in death of the mother. It's even worse in Haiti.
This is a blog of a family that lives in Haiti, they lived there through the earthquake. They are still there. She works with a maternity center giving care and education to expecting women.
"Can you imagine taking your very pregnant sister, friend, or wife to a hospital only to be turned away, verbally abused, and/or neglected?
Can you imagine being in a hospital room with dozens of other laboring women and only two nurses to work the entire room?
Can you imagine a hospital without consistent electricity, basic supplies or equipment?"
Please read her post, and if you can, support this ministry of love and compassion. Even if it's just prayer. There is no "just" really, prayer is powerful and our ultimate defense.
Please take a moment to read her post.