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Reducing Infant Mortality August 25, 2009

Filed under: Complementary Therapies,Physical Wellness — aprasek @ 6:25 pm

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6182741&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawa on Vimeo.

 

I hope that you will watch the film above and then share it with everyone on your contact list. The information in this film is vital to the health of our children.

Consider:

The current US Health Care System is failing babies and families before, during and after birth.

Our [U.S.] infant mortality ranking is 42nd on the world stage which means 41 countries have better statistics. This places us right in the middle of the following countries: Guam, Cuba, Croatia and Belarus, with over double the infant deaths compared to the top 10 countries of the world. (CIA World Factbook).

Our astronomically high African American infant mortality rate at 16 deaths per 1,000 is similar to countries such as Malaysia and the West Bank. Not only are babies dying needlessly, but the ones who survive this failing system are also often adversely affected by unnecessary procedures and separation from mother and family.

Learn more at:  ReducingInfantMortality.com 

 

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2 Responses to “Reducing Infant Mortality”

  1. Alycia Says:

    Thanks for sharing that Aimee. I don’t know if you ever watched “The Business of
    Being Born,” but definitely check it out if you haven’t already done so.

  2. Aimee Says:

    Thanks Alycia. I remember when the doco came out- Ricki Lake produced it! I haven’t seen it yet, here’s the website: http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/

    I will for sure check it out. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


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