Month: December 2018

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The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative

“The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative was an effort by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. On February 8, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the two strategies of this initiative to achieve these goals. The first …

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Pre-eclampsia: What You Can Do to Prevent It

According to WebMD, pre-eclampsia (PE) is a condition that pregnant women can develop. It’s marked by high blood pressure in women who haven’t had high blood pressure before. Pre-eclamptic women will have a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears late in pregnancy, though it …

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