Women who receive late or no prenatal care are more than 3 times more likely to have a baby with health problems.
Studies have shown that if 90% of mothers breastfed exclusively for 6 months, about 1,000 infant deaths could be prevented every year.
Children who have a close relationship with their father are 50% less likely to experience multiple symptoms of depression than children who do not, have lessened risk of infant mortality and are less likely to live in poverty.
1 in 5 women develop a significant mental health problem during pregnancy or after childbirth, including anxiety or depression.
Good communication with your healthcare provider is associated with an increase in access to first-trimester prenatal care, an increase in the use of mental health services, and a decrease in babies that enter the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU.)