Improving Birth: The Mother-Baby Friendly Movement

By
Dr. Ginger Garner

Every mother imagines the moment when she meets her baby to be one of, if not the most, joyous and beautiful day of her life.

As a mother of three, I know I did. And all three times, it was beautiful.

However, that is not the case for many mothers, especially in the United States, where our country occupies the shameful status of owning the highest maternal and infant mortality rate of any industrialized nation, including the highest first-day death rate for newborns, according to Save the Children’s annual State of the Worlds Mothers Report.

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