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How to have a healthy baby

14 years, 3 months ago

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Posted on Feb 18, 2004, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

"It's not necessarily that prenatal care has failed, but it hasn't been successful enough," says Irwin Merkatz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. In 1989, Merkatz served on a government panel that made headlines for suggesting that healthy pregnant women with good insurance get too much prenatal care, and high-risk or poor pregnant women don't get enough.

"It's not necessarily that prenatal care has failed, but it hasn't been successful enough," says Irwin Merkatz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. In 1989, Merkatz served on a government panel that made headlines for suggesting that healthy pregnant women with good insurance get too much prenatal care, and high-risk or poor pregnant women don't get enough. Leaders of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said the panel's recommendations lacked scientific rigor. Dr.

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