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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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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #1

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

Read more
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First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

First Year Cleveland Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Committee Grief Support Group #2

Registration for this group has expired, updated information will be available soon.  Any questions, please contact Beverly Johnson of the YWCA (216) 881-6878.

Have you or someone you know experienced infant loss, including miscarriage, still birth, and death of the child before he or she reaches the age of 12 months? If you answered yes, the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Committee can provide the support and resources you need. 

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