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Reproductive and Birth Outcomes

More than three million healthy babies are born annually in the United States. While most women have a normal term pregnancy and deliver a normal infant, a safe and healthy pregnancy is not experienced by all women. The following affect the parents' ability to conceive, carry, and deliver a healthy, full-term baby:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Medical health
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Behaviors
  • Access to health care
  • Environmental exposures
 

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