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Georgia Receives an “F” Grade for Prevention of Preterm Birth

Each year, the March of Dimes issues “report cards,” which summarize the effectiveness of individual states’ efforts to prevent premature birth and its associated complications. These report cards include both written commentary and a letter grade.  For the year of 2018 (these reports were released only recently), Georgia got an “F.” It was among six…

Group prenatal care: a new trend combats infant mortality

According to a recent Vox article, a South Carolina physician named Amy Crockett changed the way her women’s health clinic was operated in 2008 (1). South Carolina’s horrific infant mortality rates in those years (49th in the nation, second to Mississippi) drove her to try a new approach to prenatal care. Crockett got a grant…

What to Expect at Prenatal Appointments

With the multitude of websites, forums, apps, and books containing information about pregnancy that are out today, mothers may be wondering, “What should I expect to learn at my prenatal appointments?  What information can be found at those prenatal appointments that wouldn’t, say, come up on a common Google search?” Well, unlike the many resources…