Infant Mortality is measured by the number of deaths under age 1 per 1,000 live births.
The top three causes for infant mortality are:
Join local Ohio Equity Institute teams to address infant deaths in your community. Gather people from your community to discuss concerns you have and voice your concerns to your local leaders.
Before Pregnancy and Preconception Health
Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years they can have a child. It focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby they might have sometime in the future.
For more information about your health before you become pregnant, check out this link.
Not ready to get pregnant?
Safe and highly effective methods of birth control are available to prevent pregnancy and can be accessed right in your neighborhood. For birth control information and providers in Northeast Ohio, check out this local Healthcare Finder Tool for teen friendly providers or for all providers Search.
Are you planning to get pregnant?
Before getting pregnant, talk to your doctor about preconception health. You can discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have about your health and planning a healthy pregnancy.
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During Pregnancy, Are you currently pregnant?
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General prenatal care providers:
CenteringPregnancy is a great way to experience prenatal care for you and your baby!! Centering is a unique style of prenatal care in a group format. Its aim is to build a community that empowers women to be actively involved in their own care and equips them to make healthy choices throughout their pregnancy and beyond.
Expectant mothers meet for 9 sessions with a group of 10-12 other pregnant women that are due around the same time.
Each time a group meets, women have the chance to record their pregnancy progress, have their baby checked, talk about concerns one-on-one with their Centering provider, and talk about pregnancy issues that are relevant to them as a group, such as exercise, nutrition, reducing stress, signs of labor, breastfeeding, new baby care and after delivery issues. Centering is a prenatal appointment and childbirth education all in one!
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