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Mexico Aims to Save Babies and Moms With Modern Midwifery

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Mexico's public health system has long pushed for more births to take place in hospitals. As a result, hospitals have become overcrowded, midwives have become stigmatized as "old-fashioned" and the country's maternal mortality rate remains unchanged. In an effort to reduce maternal deaths, health officials are now bringing midwifery into the public health system by establishing modern-midwifery schools that incorporate modern gynecology and obstetrics with traditional midwifery.

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