Infant mortality study

A new report has found that Cumbria is below the national average for infant mortality and stillbirths, but says that more can be done to prevent the deaths that are occurring.

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Strong link between lifestyle and unsuccessful pregnancies

The NHS Cumbria report found a strong link between lifestyles and unsuccessful pregnancies.

One in five mothers reviewed for the report had a body mass index (BMI) of more than 35, and a third of the mothers smoked during pregnancy.

In comparison, from the general maternity population, around one in ten mothers have a BMI of more than 35 and one in six smoke throughout their pregnancy.

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