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Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child health includes information on pregnancy and prenatal care; maternal and infant health (safe motherhood); preterm birth; effects of alcohol use during pregnancy (FASD); tobacco use during pregnancy; drug use during pregnancy; the effects on the mother’s unborn child and the child’s development; pregnancy complications; pregnancy-related deaths; postpartum depression; pregnancy –related deaths; infant mortality including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS);and adverse childhood experiences (ace).

The following topics cover basic information on Maternal and Child Health: