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Federal committee on maternal mortality held at Mystic Lake this week

One Indigenous doctor told of losing a friend during her third trimester of pregnancy. An Indigenous state health director pointed out that improving maternal health systems for Native people could help others, too - just like building requirements designed to accommodate wheelchairs also help parents pushing strollers.

For the first time, a federal committee tackling the problem of infant mortality and mothers dying of childbirth complications met on tribal land in Prior Lake on Tuesday to hear directly from Indigenous people suffering some of the largest disparities.

Indigenous health care professionals told the federal Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality about community members dying during childbirth and mothers losing their babies before they turned a year old.


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