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Question-Specific Links (as pertaining to the Preterm Labor Study Group Module)
- 17-18, 50. https://www.centeringhealthcare.org/why-centering - CenteringPregnancy website.
42 a-b. http://www.ballardscore.com - Explanations, illustrations and photos of Ballard Scale details, link to print Ballard Score worksheets: navigate around ads to use this free site
48. http://www.radiolab.org/story/288733-23-weeks-6-days/ - Listen to the Radiolab podcast “23 Weeks 6 Days.” One hour in length. The website includes links to a video piece and the first-hand accounts in newspaper articles written by the mother in the story.
49. “Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes and Racial Discrimination as an Independent Risk Factor Affecting Maternal, Infant, and Child Health: A Summary of Existing Research.” - Online publication lists sponsors: ICTC, ICAN, MANA, Elephant Circle.
51. https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/18/10/01/reducing-racial-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-disparities-in-preterm-and-low-birthweight-births - “Reducing Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Preterm and Low Birthweight Births”
http://www.llli.org/nb/nbjulaug00p116.html - “Nursing Through Pregnancy” by Sora Feldman; briefly discusses considerations regarding stimulation of preterm labor
2015 Premature Birth Report Card - Info-graphic map and race & ethnicity in US graph; the 100 cities in the United States with the greatest number of births are graded based on their 2013 preterm birth rates
Race, Ethnicity, and Preterm Labor
http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/chdir/2011/factsheets/pretermbirth.pdf - CDC Fact Sheet “Health Disparities in Preterm Births”
http://www.marchofdimes.org/materials/March-of-Dimes-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities_feb-27-2015.pdf - March of Dimes “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4695373/ - Comparison of black–white disparities in preterm birth between Canada and the United States
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3753013/ - US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, “Racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth: clues from environmental exposures”
https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/18/10/01/reducing-racial-ethnic-and-socioeconomic-disparities-in-preterm-and-low-birthweight-births - American Public Health Association, “Reducing Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Preterm and Low Birthweight Births”
http://www.nap.edu/read/12875/chapter/1) - Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Semdley, 2003 (whole book for free)
https://ictcmidwives.org/infant-mortality-prevention/systemic-racism-is-killing-black-babies-in-america-but-there-is-something-black-women-can-do-about-it/ - International Center for Traditional Childbearing: “Systemic Racism is Killing Black Babies”
https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/When+The+Bough+Breaks+(29+minutes)/1_7zidr0fn - “When the Bough Breaks,” episode two of “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” documentary series, PBS
http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/episode_descriptions.php?page=2 - “When the Bough Breaks” episode guide, including transcript
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