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Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates in the US Are a Tragic Embarrassment

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  • Maternal and infant mortality rates in the U.S. are an embarrassment considering the high cost of healthcare and the quality of intensive medical care available
  • Rates of mortality may be closely related to the rising obesity epidemic that fuels other chronic health conditions responsible for maternal death and preterm birth
  • Vaccinations during pregnancy are a recommendation that may be increasing your child’s risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and neurological consequences

By Dr. Mercola

Global rates for maternal mortality have fallen by close to one-half, except in the U.S., where the number of women who die related to their pregnancy has significantly increased.


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