We can do better: improving perinatal health in America.

  title={We can do better: improving perinatal health in America.},
  author={Michael C Lu},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={19 3},
The United States spends more on perinatal healthcare than any other nation, yet it consistently ranks near the bottom on most standard measures of perinatal health. This article examines how we can do better, based on the life course perspective and the ecological model. Collectively, these paradigms suggest the need for an expanded approach to improving perinatal health in America, one that emphasizes not only risk reduction during pregnancy but also health promotion and optimization across… CONTINUE READING