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Public Health Law


Maternal health is concerned with the health and well-being of mothers immediately before, during, and after pregnancy to ensure that both they and their baby are healthy. This encompasses a wide variety of issues and subtopics, including family planning, access to proper medical resources, nutrition and lifestyle education during pregnancy, and postnatal care of a newborn.

Many factors must be taken into consideration when attempting to ensure healthy delivery of a baby, including genetics, social circumstances, proper screening and access to medical resources, Poverty, malnutrition, and substance abuse are all factors when taking into consideration maternal and children's health.

Online Resources

Maternal & Child Health Resources


Maternal and Child Health in Georgia - Georgia Department of Public Health

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

EHN Fertility News Feed

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State Surveys

Texts & Other Books

Seminal Cases

Georgia Resources

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