Question: If there is a problem at birth, should the mother or the child be saved?Sri Chinmoy: I feel that the mother should be saved. Before the child enters into ignorance, the child should go back to the soul’s world. Before it enters into the ignorance-world to fight for and establish God’s Victory, the child should go back and come here at another time. The mother has already started her journey in the battlefield of life, so she should be saved.
Sri Chinmoy, The soul's special promise, part 2, Agni Press, 1999