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Prenatal Healthcare for Stressed Mothers | America by the Numbers

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Healthcare professionals are looking for ways to reduce toxic stress in young mothers at risk, using techniques like counseling and yoga. Find out how, in this clip from America by the Numbers. However, these professionals are sometimes hampered by a lack of resources, and in many cases they can only serve a small fraction of the women that need their help.

Surviving Year One | America by the Numbers: Episode 7

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Babies in Rochester, New York, are dying at a rate almost twice the national average. Learn about some of the possible social and economic reasons for that in this full episode of America by the Numbers. The United States ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality, but studies have shown that mothers of color are more than twice as likely as white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. Explore some possible explanations for those findings, and witness the programs in Rochester working to reverse those disparities.

Infant Mortality and Toxic Stress | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the stresses faced by mothers in Rochester, New York, and the impact this has on infant mortality, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Despite the fact the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country, it ranks 56th in infant mortality rates globally. Experts have long connected infant mortality to poverty and its associated problems, but they are just beginning to understand that there could be a biological link.