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Nadja Cristina Gomes Bezerra, 42, with four-month-old daughter Alice Vitoria from Recife, Brazil.

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Across Women's Lives photographer Anne Bailey spent time last week at the Fundação Altino Ventura rehabilitation clinic in Recife, Brazil, where she took portraits of the parents of babies with microcephaly while their children waited to be seen by a physical therapist.

You can see additional portraits of the strong women and men from this series on the Across Women's Lives Instagram @womenslives and the Instagram feed of our partners at @frontlinepbs.

Maria de Fatima Silva Oliveira, 21, with three-month-old son Joaquim Gabriel Oliveira Ferreira. Once a week, they travel three hours by car from Frei Miguelinho to Recife so Joaquim Gabriel can participate in physical therapy. 

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Germana Soares, 24, from Ipojuca with three-month-old son Guilherme. Learn more about Soares and her involvement with other mothers of babies with microcephaly here

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Andre Guimaraes, 35, with three-month-old daughter Lauren de Fatima Guimaraes. From Jaboatão dos Guararapes, one hour south of Recife by car.

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Rosana Xavier, 26, with daughter Maria Klara, 1 year and four months. From Olinda, just north of Recife.

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Hilda Venancio da Silva, 38, with four-month-old son Matheus Jober Junior da Silva. From Recife.

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Paulo Rogerio Cavalcanti Araújo, 47, with four-month-old daughter Eduarda Vitória. From Recife.

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Susana Lima da Silva, 25, with three-month-old son William Gabriel. From Recife.

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This story was co-reported with our partners at Frontline. Find more on the Zika outbreak from Frontline here.

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