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Birth Defects

Crossing Borders: Researcher finds behavioral links between Mexican immigrants and higher birth weights

Many Mexican immigrants are affected by the risk factors that result in low birth weight in the United States. But, Robin Page, Ph.D., RN, CNM, found that first-generation Mexican immigrant mothers continue to boast higher birth weights despite these risk factors and attributes these different results with differences in prenatal health behaviors borne from cultural standards and values.