The doctor-patient ratio in Haiti is 1 out of 67,000; a combination of malnutrition and malpractice results in a fatality rate of 47%.

In Breath, Eyes, Memory, the high rate of fatalities from birth is included as a part of a proverb in Sophie’s village. Ife tells that, of “three children” conceived by an old woman, “one dies in her body.” (Danticat 118)

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Follow this link for the next step. You maybe able to continue to the next phrase of the game; it is also possible that you may have died during birth and would have to restart.