Infant Mortality Still a Problem in the U.S.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Infant Mortality Still a Problem in the U.S.
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 9:24am

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/02/opinion/walker-infant-mortality/index.html

The U.S. ranks at #31 in developed nations for infant mortality.

Preventing infant mortality goes beyond prenatal care. According to the article, there are four key periods in the lives of women and children that is critical in determining whether a baby lives or dies.

1. Before Pregnancy
2. During Pregnancy
3. At Birth
4. During the First Year of Life

Of these four key periods, which one do you think most needs to have more information available to women to help prevent deaths?

I'm not sure if I could pick one because they're all important. I think information on caring for a child during that first year would be my pick to address first.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:24am

Before pregnancy to give her time to research and become informed, not just sheeplike accept what her doctor, Oprah, Dr. Phil, her MIL, her co-workers, her

Gail