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There are nearly 4 million births in the United States each year (CDC ). Promoting maternal health, from before conception through birth, can improve health outcomes for women and their babies.
The CPSTF also has recommendations and other findings for intervention approaches designed to prevent transmission of HIV, STIs, and teen pregnancy.
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health [PDF - 6.24 MB] Developed by the HHS, Office of the Surgeon General
Exercise Programs to Prevent Gestational Hypertension
Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce the Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Developed by The Community Guide
Lifestyle Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk
CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
CDC, Reproductive Health
HHS, Office on Women’s Health, Pregnancy
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