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New study suggests stress among black women could be a factor in high infant mortality rates

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New study suggests stress among black women could be a factor in high infant mortality rates

CLEVELAND –

Women who have given birth before know the effects of stress can have on the baby and the mother.
But what if you’re under stress and don’t even know it?
There’s new research out that suggests African American mothers are at a higher risk for stress during pregnancy, and it’s killing their babies.
In years past, it’s been a known fact that black babies are twice as likely to die within their first year of life than white babies. Originally, researchers thought low socioeconomic status was the main reason.
However, new studies show it does not matter how much is in your pocket, the issue is much deeper.
“I notice it in little subtle ways, I can definitely attest to it,” Monique McKinney said, a soon to be a first-time mom.
“For the most part I just kind of put it in the back of my mind, because at the end of the day I still have things to do,” Mckinney said.
Psychologist Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett at Kent State University said that’s a common approach for soon to be moms. Sadly, she said, the flip..
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