Dedicated to Delfina, 29, by The Safe Birth and Motherhood Committee of Bolivia, from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood’s Stories of Mothers Lost
During her third pregnancy, Delfina was given medication for high blood pressure, but her access to doctors was limited. About six months into her pregnancy, Delfina was overcome by a terrible headache. Her family brought her to the hospital, but it was too late. She was diagnosed with eclampsia and fell into a coma. Her baby daughter died three days later.