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Latino Mothers

You may ask, ¡°How am I, as a Latino mother, connected to infant mortality rates?

Well, it is common knowledge that the well-being of a baby is dependent on the status and behavior of the mother before, during and after pregnancy. From this, we can see that the infant mortality rate is dependent on the mothers¡¯ well being. For Latino mothers, knowing about infant mortality will help you understand better how you as an individual or group are affecting the infant mortality rates both positively and negatively.

Awareness is the first step to prevention. Like the saying ¡°education is the key to success¡±, knowing about the facts will educate you about infant mortality and will stir up concern for infant mortality. This concern is what will direct you to ways in which you can prevent infant mortality and these will eventually reduce infant mortality rates.


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This site was created by Joan Wamaniala in fulfillment of requirements for the course CSS 335: Latino Health Issues taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at Arizona State University, Spring 2007.