U. of Utah researchers to help refugees achieve healthier pregnancies

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Monday, July 7, 2014

When adjusted for population, Utah has the highest birth rate in the nation, with 17.6 new babies per 1,000 people annually, according to United States Census data.

But not all of those babies come easily, or as healthily as possible.

Utah is also home to the nation's tenth-fastest growing refugee resettlement sites, putting a lot of African women out of touch with their own families and traditional cultural methods of pregnancy and the delivery of their babies.

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