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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Parent holding in the hands feet of newborn baby.

Understanding choices around birthing could save mother’s lives

The U.S. has the highest perinatal (the period a mother becomes pregnant up to a year after giving birth) morbidity and mortality rates of all the high-resource countries. Of the mothers affected, the risk for Hispanic and Black women increases threefold compared to non-Hispanic and White Read More...

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Large-scale study confirms the safety of home birth

For women with low-risk pregnancies, delivering their babies at home with a midwife is as safe as delivering in a hospital, according to the largest study of planned home birth ever conducted in the United States. The likelihood of pregnant women undergoing interventions including epidurals, Read More...