Januka Rasaeli, a pregnant woman in Nepal

Video: She's seven months pregnant — and still working in the fields

Januka Rasaeli lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women do strenuous chores all day long. Heavily pregnant, she worries her work will put her baby at risk.

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Januka Rasaeli, seven months pregnant, works on her farm in rural Nepal.

Sonia Narang

In recent years, Nepal has made a big push to improve the health of pregnant women, and the country has seen a drop in the number of women dying during childbirth. Yet expectant mothers often do backbreaking work that can harm their health and that of their unborn children. As she toils all day, Januka Rasaeli, 28, shares her hopes and fears.

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