This recall involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers.
The word “Maclaren” is printed on the stroller. The
affected models included Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod,
Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno, and Easy Traveller.
The recalled Maclaren strollers were manufactured in China and
sold at Babies“R”Us, Target, and other juvenile product
and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November
2009 for between $100.00 and $360.00.
This recall includes every Maclaren stroller sold in the past
decade, since 1999. A carriage hinge appears to be responsible
for the injuries.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled
strollers and contact Maclaren USA to receive a free repair kit.
Maclaren USA can be reached, toll-free, at 1-877-688-2326 between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday,
or visit the firm’s Web
food recalled for possible botulism
Organics pulling apple and carrot pouches; no illnesses reported
Organics has recalled Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable
Pouches, bearing the UPC code of 890180001221 with a "Best
By" code typed in black reading MAY2110.
PRESS WASHINGTON - There's a national baby food recall.
Plum Organics is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable
pouch baby food because of concerns over possible botulism
contamination. The product was sold individually throughout the
country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores. The California-based
company says the product did not meet the FDA guidelines for proper
acidity level, leaving it vulnerable to botulism contamination.
Botulism is a serious and sometimes life-threatening condition.
Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to
be normal, because of the possible
health risk. No illnesses have been reported in connection
with the baby food, and the company says no other Plum Organics
products are affected. The recalled product is sold in 4.22-ounce
pouches, with a "best by" date of May 21, 2010, and
9th is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
a potentially devastating impact on the health of unborn infants
that is irreversible and causes many life long behavioral and
learning problems. Education is critical to preventing future
alcohol-related birth effect tragedies and to reversing the message
that “some” alcohol during pregnancy is ok.
where alcoholic beverages are sold represent a cost-effective
means of providing consumers with the necessary public health
information that no alcohol during pregnancy is safe.
believe this based not only on peer-pressure, but at the recommendation
of their physicians who tout alcohol as a means of “relaxing”
during pregnancy and even go so far as to encourage alcohol as
a prescription for later milk- production.
for the Florida Keys is that we will join the ranks of the municipalities
of 19 other states, which require the posting of alcohol health
warning signs where alcoholic beverages are sold.
Keys has many unique characteristics in which we celebrate such
as our warmth, sunshine, and endless ocean views. Some characteristics
that we have are cause for alarm, especially in the population
of childbearing-age women.
- Higher than
State average of youth consumption of alcohol
than State average of youth binge drinking
Nearly double the State average of adult binge drinking
More than double the State alcohol-related mortality rate due
to alcohol related liver disease
More than double the State alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents
A recent national survey found that more than half of women
age 15-44 drank while pregnant.
County Commission has passed the creation of a new ordinance which
requires bars and other establishment which serve alcohol to have
a visible warning sign which warns all consumers about the dangers
of alcohol and pregnancy.
the Village of Islamorada council leaders also demonstrated that
they care about children and care about the health and well-being
of all citizens by a unanimous resolution to support the county
The City of
Key West has also joined in the effort to reduce alcohol-exposed
pregnancies by adopting the county ordinance as a city ordinance.
of Layton agreed to follow County ordinance but did not adopt
and the City of Key Colony Beach also agreed to follow County
ordinance but did not adopt.
The City of
Marathon has taken no action on this issue at this time.
to your local leaders how much we appreciate their attention and
support of this public health awareness project.
is SIDS Awareness Month
West, Fla. The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition wants to help
the public be more aware of SIDS and how to reduce the risks.
or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is also commonly known as “crib
death”. SIDS is the unexplained death of a baby from birth
up to 12 months. Most often, the baby is less than 6 months old.
One out of every five SIDS deaths occurs in a daycare center or
when the baby is under someone other than the parents' care. This
is mainly due to caregivers not knowing the ways to protect baby
from SIDS. Although SIDS and the cause of SIDS is still a mystery,
there are ways to reduce the risk.
Baby should be placed on her back when sleeping. Many people fear
that baby will spit up and choke, but this is not a concern for
a healthy baby. It is safer for baby to be on her back.
Do not smoke near baby or allow anyone to smoke in the house where
a baby is. The risk is much higher for babies to die of SIDS if
exposed to any cigarette smoke.
Breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding provides many ways to protect
baby against diseases and illnesses and breastfed babies have
less risk of SIDS.
Do not overheat the baby. This is the warm tropical Florida Keys!
Keep baby cool and comfortable. Overheating with too many layers
or blankets is a risk for SIDS.
is available for new parents from local childbirth classes, clinics,
and the Healthy Start home visitors. Babysitters, grandparents,
daycare centers, and church nurseries also need to know the right
information about protecting a baby from SIDS.
For more information,
or for resources in more languages, please contact
Keys Healthy Start Coalition at 305-293-8424.
August 21, 2009
Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2009 / Emergency Preparedness for
August 1-7 of every year is reserved to bring awareness
to the importance of breastfeeding. This year during World Breastfeeding
Week the international theme is: Breastfeeding: A Vital
Emergency Response, Are you ready?
During World Breastfeeding
Week free “Breastfeeding Basics” classes will be offered
by WIC and Healthy Start for pregnant women and new moms. August 7th
at the Roth Building in Tavernier at 5:30-6:30 pm. Key West and Marathon
community classes will also be available, please call 305-293-8424
or check our website for updates. Free gifts available at your Pediatrician
or OB in Monroe county all week long while supplies last. Pregnant
women, and families with small children need to take extra care when
making a family hurricane preparedness plan. In an emergency such
as a hurricane, or the days after a hurricane,
may be no clean drinking water.
• There may be no grocery stores open.
• It may be impossible to ensure cleaning and sterilization
of bottles, or have clean water for mixing formula.
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition strongly supports the fact that
breastmilk is the one safe and secure source of food for babies, instantly
available, providing active protection against illness and keeping
an infant warm and close to his/her mother. Outreach to health care
providers and the community are key. Education on breastfeeding is
for everyone from clinic nurses to the working mother. For mothers
who work and or pump breastmilk for a baby, please take time to make
a plan for your milk stockpile. Joan Willis of Danville, Virginia
lost over 200 ounces of frozen pumped breastmilk when a hurricane
ripped through town and tore down power lines. "I was just devastated,"
recalls Willis, "so many hours pumping—only to have it
all go bad." Lechia Davis, a local lactation consultant suggested
she file a claim under her homeowners insurance policy. The result:
a check for over $400 to compensate her for the loss. "I’d
rather have the milk back," says Willis, "but in the meantime,
I’m using the check to buy a generator so this never happens
Facts from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
With appropriate support and guidance, stress does not cause milk
to dry up.
women can breastfeed.
human milk supply is maintained by infant demand.
some mothers and babies, once breastfeeding has stopped, it may
be resumed successfully with careful supervision.
For more information
and local breastfeeding resources: Healthy Start- certified breastfeeding
counselors at each location
Key West (305) 293-7515
Marathon (305) 289-2730
breastfeeding counselors at each location
Gift-Filled Tote Bag for new Keys Mothers in 2009
women giving birth at Lower Keys Medical Center, you will receive
a Healthy Start tote bag full of great breastfeeding and postpartum
information as well as free gifts! We are here to help your baby get
a Healthy Start!
For women giving
birth in Miami, please ask the following health care providers about
your Free Healthy Start tote bag in English and Spanish:
Magrane and Turbessi , Tavernier
Drs. Zuba and Mendoza , Tavernier
Dr. Kristi Bagnell, Islamorada
Or ask your Healthy
Start Care Coordinator.
Seat Program Starts for 2009!
Our recent award of a Florida Department of Transportation grant allowed
for the recent purchase of car safety seats which have started to
arrive! We are already starting to distribute to families in the Keys.
Our other objective,
to train new car seat inspectors, is also under way with a FREE training
scheduled February 24-27th in Key Largo.
To register for
the Car Seat Inspector Certification, email Mirine
Dye. The training will end with a community inspection event in
which free seats and education will be available. The inspection event
will be at the Key Largo Fire Department, mile marker 99.
have the opportunity to receive a car seat at many different times
of contact including car seat events, upon discharge at LKMC, from
a Healthy Start visit and with a referral from a Community Partner!
let our office know immediately if you wish to receive a small quantity
of car seats to distribute to your clients.
Start Coalition Awarded Department of Transportation Grant for 2009
has been awarded a generous grant from the Florida Department of Transportation
which will allow for the mass purchase of car seats and outreach for
car seat inspection services. At this time there is no formal on-going
program to assess car seat safety in our community, and no source
for car seat provisions upon discharge from the hospital or during
the prenatal period before the baby is born. The Monroe County Sheriff’s
Office and the Florida Highway Patrol have done programs in the past,
and will continue to be a great resource, however, the 2009 program
will be structured a bit differently. “Our program has contact
with women before, during and after pregnancy, and we have the perfect
opportunity to reach parents in every part of the community on a regular
basis to ensure that car seats are distributed and used properly”
stated Executive Director Arianna Nesbitt.
According to the
recently posted Florida DOT statistics, Monroe County had approximately
127 fatality/injury incidents related to occupant safety during the
2001-2005 data collection period.
We are concerned with any contributing factors including any related
infant death. In Monroe County, some of the trends in the target population
include 4.7% of our population under the age of 6, and an increase
in births. One possible problem with car seat use may be that Monroe
County is 12.92% higher in costs for goods, services, housing and
living than the average Florida county cost of living.
The Florida Keys
Healthy Start Coalition is the maternal and child health coalition
charged by the State to provide services to the women and families
in our community. As such, there is a concern about the impact of
not using a proper infant and toddler car seat which can lead to injury
and death on our dangerous Overseas Highway. For more information
the car seat program for 2009, or on the Healthy Start program, contact
New Healthy Start Prenatal Screens Here in August
To make the form
more user-friendly and up to date, the State has designed a new form
that Coalitions will be getting out to area health care providers.
We rely on midwives and physicians to screen pregnant women at the
first prenatal appointment and send that screening form to our offices
so we can identify whom we need to assist. This is how our program
works! It's also required by the state that ALL pregnant women are
screened, whether they receive Healthy Start services or not.
The implementation plan for the revised prenatal screen involves a
gradual transition from the current form to the revised form. There
are approximately $10,000+ copies of current form stock in the DOH
distribution center that must be used prior to distribution of the
revised form (waste not!).
As these forms make their way to Monroe county, your Coalition staff
will be providing a short in-service on these forms, so please watch
for our staff to visit soon. The uniform use of the new forms helps
us help the women of the Keys.
Stay tuned for
information about your "cool prize."
Poison Proofing Your Family's Home
here for some excellent information from the Florida Poison Information
Car Seat Facts: Buckle those kids up too!
vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children aged 2 to 14.
Many parents are under the false impression that children who have
outgrown child safety seats can move right into safety belts: nothing
could be further from the truth. Safety belts, which are designed
to fit adults, won’t fully restrain a child in a crash. Using
a booster seat will better protect your child from being thrown from
the vehicle, or thrown around inside it, during a crash. Here are
four simple rules for keep ALL kids safe in the car:
Use rear-facing infant seats in the back seat from birth to at least
one year of age and at least 20 pounds;
Use forward-facing toddler seats in the back seat from age one and
20 pounds to about age four and 40 pounds;
Use booster seats in the back seat from about age four to at least
age eight – unless the child is 4 ft. 9 inches or taller;
Use safety belts in the back seat at age eight or older or taller
than 4 ft. 9 inches. All children age 12 or younger should ride
in the back seat.
A local training
is being planned to certify more community members to provide car
seat inspections. To find out about local car seat inspection services,
contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Department or the Florida Keys
Healthy Start Coalition at 305-293-8424.
For more information
about the proper use of booster seats, visit www.boosterseat.gov.
is Cervical Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month
KEYS, FLORIDA— January is cervical health awareness
month. Cervical cancer, when detected early is nearly 100% curable.
All women are encouraged to see their health care provider for regular
pap tests because early detection saves lives.
Women who are
pregnant also need to be aware of cervical health, and pap tests are
often part of prenatal care. Between pregnancies, a pap test is essential
to screen for problems and assure a healthy woman and healthy future
If you are over
21, get your regular pap test at your annual physical exam.
Talk to your
care provider about the new vaccine for helping to prevent HPV or
human papilloma virus, a virus which can cause cervical cancer.
For more information
on prenatal care and health during the reproductive years, contact
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition at 305-293-8424 or visit our
Keys Healthy Start brings attention to January: Birth Defect Prevention
WEST, FLORIDA—The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition
is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to alert
women and their families about the urgent need for good health before
even thinking about pregnancy.
Start services include care of women before a pregnancy begins”
says Executive Director Arianna Nesbitt. “We hope to reach Florida
Keys women with the important message of prevention during this event.”
Good health habits
for women include knowing your family history and genetic risks, seeing
your doctor or midwife to manage any health problems, and eating folic
acid- enriched foods. Women can also get folic acid by taking a multivitamin
with 400 mcg of folic acid every day.
The Florida Keys
Healthy Start Coalition is working with local caregivers throughout
the Keys to help encourage good pre-pregnancy health.
To learn more
about what you can do to stay healthy before a pregnancy, and reduce
your risk of birth defects, contact The Florida Keys Healthy Start
Coalition at 305-293-8424 or visit our home
Wait to Get to Your Healthy Weight!
FLORIDA— January 21st marks the start of Healthy Weight
week. Although the topic of weight is virtually everywhere, along
with the pressure to look model-thin, there are definite health reasons
for getting a healthy weight, especially for women.
All women should
strive to maintain or get to a healthy weight. Your health care provider
can help you determine if your BMI or body mass index is right for
you, or could use some improvement.
For women who
are pregnant, maintaining a healthy weight is essential for the health
of both mother and baby. Healthy weight during pregnancy is actually
weight GAIN, not loss. An average of 25-35 pounds of weigh gain is
expected and recommended in order to grow a healthy baby. Don’t
worry, breastfeeding helps take those pounds off after the birth!
For women who
are not pregnant, but might become pregnant, getting to an ideal weight
will make conception easier, pregnancy more comfortable, and lower
the risk of medical problems during pregnancy.
The Florida Keys
Healthy Start Coalition can help you with information on healthy weight
for pregnant and postpartum women. Contact us about our Parents Walking
Club and other prenatal and postpartum fitness opportunities in all
of the Keys. 293-8424 or visit our home
and HIV: Get tested, get the facts before baby!
For December 1,
World Aids Day, Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition wants women to
consider HIV/Aids and their future baby plans. An HIV-infected woman
who becomes pregnant needs to think about her own health and the health
of her new child. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
states that “If you have HIV, you could pass it to your baby
during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding. There are things
you can do to help prevent this from happening. That is why it is
important to know your HIV status as early in pregnancy as possible.
The risk of transmitting
HIV to a newborn can be reduced with medications during pregnancy
and labor and birth. Any woman with HIV who is thinking about getting
pregnant should carefully discuss treatment options with her doctor.
If you are infected with HIV and are not treated, the risk of your
baby becoming infected is about 25%. With certain treatments and delivery
options, the risk is reduced to about 2%.
If a woman is
not aware of her HIV status, she should make certain that this is
part of her prenatal care. Blood is taken usually during the first
prenatal appointment to check for many problems. Before planning a
pregnancy, there are many places to get a free HIV test throughout
the community. The Monroe County Health Department, AIDS Help Inc,
Womankind, and your family physician are just a few of the choices
for an HIV test.
For more information
on maintaining a healthy pregnancy and prenatal care, contact the
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition at (305) 293-8424.
to Recall Nearly One Million Toys
1, 7:51 pm ET
Anne D'Innocenzio and Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press Writers
to Recall Almost a Million Toys Worldwide Because of Lead in Paint
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of
toys -- including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters
-- because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.
recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool
toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between
May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened
global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.
Hear 4 Kidz, Inc. is happy to be providing audiology/hearing services
to clients in Key West at the Easter Seals of Florida/Early Steps
office. Located at:
College Road • Key West, FL 33040
We all know how
important it is to have good hearing, especially for the children.
These services will be available for any individual in need of an
audiological assessment (including adults). All that is required is
a prescription for the assessment from the individual’s physician.
To schedule an
appointment, please call or have the client or clients parent/guardian
call my Homestead office and schedule an appointment during the next
scheduled day in Key West. Please call : 305-247-8227 or via
Group B Strep Awareness Month
If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, please click
here to see a fact sheet on GBS including some birth
practices such as "stripping the membranes" and internal
monitors that can infect the baby in a GBS positive mom.
Surviving Summer Sun with Baby
West, FL. The heat of summer is creeping in and even those of us accustomed
to the extreme heat tend to stay indoors as much as possible. This
may be especially true for families with a small baby whereas the
very young are more vulnerable during periods of high heat and humidity.
these recommendations will help you enjoy the summer sun and water
safely with a baby.
babies in heavy clothing
baby in the Florida summer does not need to be swaddled with a hat
on for outings. Dress your baby as you would dress yourself, layers
for layer. Keep indoor temperatures moderate day and night.
sunlight on a small baby can be harmful, however, indirect sunlight,
for as little as fifteen minutes provides enough sun exposure to fulfill
the Vitamin D requirement for baby. Clothing and shade provide the
best protection for the skin. Attach a sunshade to your stroller or
carrier when you are not holding your baby, and enjoy being outdoors.
out of direct sunlight between 10am and 2pm
these peak hours of sunlight are also prime napping and lunching time.
Take a siesta during the heat and leave these hours to the tourists.
Use a gentle
sunblock with a SPF of at least 30
with local shops for gentle sunblock for kids with natural sun blocking
agents. Babies love to chew on their fingers and toes, so use caution
when applying sunscreen to this age group. Generally, sunscreens are
not recommended for babies under 6 months of age.
frequently as children can quickly become dehydrated
heat tends to make baby sleepy. Make certain that baby is drinking
plenty of age appropriate fluids. Breastmilk or formula for under
6 months. Extra water for over 6 months.
in light, loose-fitting clothing and hats
babies in natural cotton fibers allows for airflow and light colors
work well to reflect heat. Consider a lightweight cotton shirt and
hat. Remember that disposable diapers increase and hold in heat.
dark skinned children can get sunburned and should be equally protected
is not the only indicator of sun damage. All skin is at risk, and
this goes for adults too. You may find it easier to get a young child
to wear protective clothing and sunblock if parents set an example.
are the number one cause of deaths in Florida for young children between
the ages of 1-4.
pools, swimming pools, public beaches and sprinklers! All fun ways
to cool off with a baby in the summer heat. Book swim lessons for
your baby and older child this summer as part of the summer fun. Overconfidence
can be dangerous to a child who has been out of the water since last
summer, so a refresher class can be beneficial.
reusable swim diaper instead of the disposable ones.
swim diapers, besides being the more ecological choice, do not weigh
baby down by soaking up water. The reusable swim diapers trap baby’s
accidents without adding more weight to baby. When picking up a safe
swim diaper, don’t forget a little lifejacket for baby too.
advisories before letting baby play at local beaches.
times a year, local beaches are sampled and appropriate warnings are
issued for excessive bacteria levels throughout the Keys. As babies
love to dig in wet sand and usually eat some too, this can be a serious
health problem. For local beach warnings, check with the Monroe County
Health Department 305-293-7500.
a safe and happy summer with your little ones.
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Florida Keys Healthy Start wishes future fathers a Happy Fathers Day!
new father can struggle to find his place in the new experience of
watching his partner go through pregnancy. Most resources target women
for both pregnancy and parenting topics. Little time, if any at all,
during prenatal appointments is spent on transitioning the couple
Many fathers have
numerous questions as to what a pregnancy and birth involve, and just
how much of that will be their responsibility. Considering that most
pregnancies are not planned, the couple may not have had time to discuss
major parenting issues such as prenatal care, breastfeeding and parenting
should be open to questions from both of you and assist you with feeling
comfortable with the plan of care. Keeping a small notebook of concerns,
questions and information you need during the pregnancy may help you
organize your thoughts.
As the birth approaches,
many fathers fear failing their partner or wonder if the pain will
be too intense for the mother. The stress of wondering if medical
help will be needed make many men doubt their ability to stay calm,(
or vertical!) in the birth room.
become educated on options, procedures, and the normal course of pregnancy
and childbirth. Birth books and videos are helpful, but a childbirth
class will allow the father to meet other fathers and ask plenty of
the pain and work of childbirth is a healthy pain with purpose and
not the pain of injury or disease, is one of the first hurdles for
dads. The biggest and last hurdle is going from boyfriend or husband
to responsible father.
in the role of expectant father and birth partner will help develop
skills to get the couple through the pregnancy and then also for the
trying weeks of early parenting. There are many books written for
fathers provide to help you best help the mother-to-be. Click to see
Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, and The
Expectant Father by Armin Brott. Dr. William Sears,
pediatrician and author of Father’s
First Steps: 25 things a new father should know
also has a wealth of new father information on his website.
Being a good birth
partner is to know how to help. Some fathers feel that despite all
the preparation, they want someone to show them the ropes and help
them too. Adding an extra support person during birth will take some
of the pressure off the dad.
support may be a Doula (birth assistant), or experienced friend or
relative. If you and your partner choose to have extra help in the
birth room, meet as a group prior to the birth to discuss what you
want as a couple. The support person should be there to support your
choices and help you, not just watch.
During the early
weeks with a new baby, fathers often want the feeling of stability
in the home in order to help the mother. If the father has questions
or concerns, he should feel free to phone the doctor or any other
resource and get answers.
Fathers do well
to go with the flow, get to know the new baby, and help with meals,
phone calls, reading those baby books, and running interference from
the many well- wishers. A
predictable existence will come back (eventually) and the calm support
from the father makes all the difference in the world for both mother
to help men transition into fatherhood include the childbirth education
classes offered throughout the Keys. Doulas and breastfeeding counselors
are also a valuable resource for new fathers, not just mothers. Call
the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition at 305-293-8424 for a referral.
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15 is National Women’s Checkup-up Day!
are 365 days this year, and taking just one of those days to focus
on your health could add years to your life.
May 15th is National
Women’s Check-up day. Schedule an appointment with your health
care provider, and remind all the women in your life to do the same.
Take this one
day to reconnect to your health.
Contact the Florida
Keys Healthy Start Coalition for more information on staying healthy
and getting the checkups you need before, during and after a pregnancy.
We are happy to give referrals for local women's health care providers.
(305) 293-8424 or e-mail
is Cesarean Awareness Month
2005, April has been designated as FLORIDA Cesarean Awareness Month.
A cesarean section is the abdominal surgery to deliver a baby. Cesarean
birth, often called a c-section, can be lifesaving for both mother
and baby under many circumstances such as baby in a head-up or breech
position or for a mother who is suffering from a serious illness.
So why do we need
awareness about a lifesaving surgery?
and international health leaders urge communities to reduce the cesarean
rate to fifteen percent among low-risk, first-time mothers. The rate
for c-section in Florida is over 33% in some areas.
Women who undergo
cesarean births face increased complications in their future reproductive
life; have a longer recovery time and are subject to increased complications;
and of course, much higher medical bills for both mother and baby.
(Approximately $5,000 vs $15,000 for a c-section).
This year, more
than one in three babies will be born surgically via cesarean section
in the State of Florida overall. We are fortunate here in Monroe County
to have a c-section rate lower than both the State and National average
at our Lower Keys Medical Center, however, many women are choosing
to give birth in Miami or points north where the rates can be nearly
These rates will
only improve with good prenatal care and early childbirth education,
and by women exercising their choices in choosing a safe place to
give birth and getting plenty of help and education along the way.
have the right to full and complete information on the risks and benefits
of natural and cesarean birth and the corresponding right to make
informed choices about their healthcare.