Infant mortality is still a huge issue worldwide. Nearly three million babies died within the first month of life in 2012. One million of these didn’t even survive the first day. Millions more died before their fifth birthday. A big reason for this is lack of healthcare. Forty million mothers give birth alone each year. We were fortunate to have relatively uncomplicated births. But even the minor issues we had - jaundice with one baby, low blood sugar for the other - could have led to long-term complications if we weren’t in a medical facility that could have discovered those issues right off the bat and made sure we were able to do the very easy treatments.