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In pictures: Inside Manila's 'baby factory'

At the Phillipines' busiest maternity ward, women and their newborns sleep two to a bed and expectant mothers line the street outside

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Outside the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, Philippines. The hospital, which cannot turn anyone away, handles about 80 deliveries per day during peak baby-delivery season. Women and their newborns sleep two to a bed and expectant mothers line the street outside. The hospital is considered a “baby factory”; 20 percent of all babies in Metro Manila are born here. It has more daily live births than any other hospital in the Philippines.

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Hospital staff talk to mothers about family planning at the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.

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A mother holds her newborn child while another lies in bed with hers.

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Mothers and their babies share beds at the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.

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Mothers and their babies on a bed at the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.

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A mother holds her newborn child.

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A mother holding her newborn reads a hospital handout on patient responsibility.

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