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Facts of Baby Birth and Mom

BABY BIRTH AND MOMS IN THE UNITED STATES CANAUA USP 1GELAND MEX VENEZU BOL WISTRAG PARAGIHA VIP BABY BIRTH 1 baby is born every 7.4 seconds in the United States. 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. The U.S. birth rate grew every 血 year from 2003 to 2007 and has been declining since. Every 4.5 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect. Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Tests like an ultrasound and amniocente- sis can detect birth defects such as heart defects or down syndrome before a baby is born. The U.S. ranks 29th in the world for its infant mortality rate, the number of babies who die in their first year per 1,000 live babies, meaning the U.S. loses more babies than 28 other nations per year, 1 in 5 births in the USA are induced. 44% of women surveyed in 2002 reported their doctor wanted to induce. Only 16% reported medically- indicated reasons. The preterm birth rate declined in the United States for the third straight year to 12.18 % of births in 2009. Between 1981 and 2006, the percentage of infants born preterm (less than 37 completed weeks) rose by more than one-third. The average U.S. newborn weight in 2008 was 7 pounds, 4.26 ounces. About 8 percent of babies born in 2009 were at "low birth weight" (defined as less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces, or 2,500 grams). Frequency of multiple birth twins: 1 in 33 Monday triplets: 1 in 723 quadruplets: 1 in 11,700 • quintuplets: 1 in 47,441 1 Tuesday The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday and Monday. Sunday is the slowest day. Moms: 3 births per 100 are to a mother aged 15-19. 4 out of 10 mothers are unmarried. 7 percent of pregnant women received late or no prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy. 13% of women reported smoking during the last three months of pregnancy. First-time moms who worked during their pregnancy in 2008 were 67 percent (and 57 percent of them worked full-time). Percentage who were working six months after they gave birth was 55 percent. 30% of births were by cesarean delivery in the United States. 99% of moms in the USA gave birth in hos- pitals. Home births are more common among women aged 35 and over, and among women with several previous children. Midwives attended 61 percent of home births. Education level among mothers: • no high school diploma: 18% • high school graduate: 27% some college: 20% associate degree: 8% • bachelor degree: 17% • graduate or professional degree: 10% Information provided by: PErith ANHENTINA VEDE FINLA NEV EATAND

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