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Infant, maternal mortality: How community input in tool development could save lives
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Innovators are seeking new ways to address infant and maternal mortality rates, with a special focus on combating racial health disparities.​

Infant, maternal mortality: How community input in tool development could save lives

Adorned with balloons and celebratory flowers, the maternity ward is often seen as the beacon of hope at a hospital. But for many families, childbirth is a challenging, dangerous and sometimes even fatal process for both moms and babies. 

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants
Infant Mortality

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying.

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