Saving mothers, one modest step at a time Leave a Comment / Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns / May 12, 2017 / 2017, human rights, maternal and child health, poverty, Save the Mothers, Steps to Deliver Change fundraiser, suffering / 4 minutes of reading In sub-Saharan Africa they call childbirth “war.” If you’re a woman about to deliver a child in that part of the world, this is your fate. Imagine it. You’re young. (Younger than most Canadians can imagine.) You’re poor. You’re alone.