Saturday, February 8, 2014

African American women are almost twice as likely to deliver a preterm baby as white, Hispanic or Asian women in the United States - a disparity that medical conditions, socioeconomic status, access to prenatal care and health behaviors haven’t been able to fully account for

Two new studies explore the complex relationship between race, stress and inflammation and potential impacts on pregnancy in the hope of reducing preterm births and infant mortality, and improving maternal mental health.

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