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9 Points on a Healthy Birthing Journey

December 12, 2023

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Arkansas has the highest maternal mortality rate and the third-highest infant mortality rate in the nation. This is a crisis requiring a multifaceted approach that addresses the entire birthing journey, from pre-pregnancy through delivery and into the postpartum period. This infographic depicts what that journey for new mothers should be in order to achieve better maternal and infant health outcomes.

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