Ursula Tawiri survived the tsunami that devastated the north-west coast of Papua New Guinea, killing at least 1,600 people in 1998. She gave birth the following day.
While this is one of the most harrowing disasters the Pacific has experienced, the region has seen so many floods, cyclones, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
And with the effects of climate change upon us, there will be more to come.
So what happens when you welcome the miracle of life under deadly circumstances?
Hilda Wayne speaks to women who have faced the worst and offer ways to better protect pregnant mothers and their babies in future events.