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In the LifeSaver vision, every pregnant woman must have a proper living environment with minimal risks to the fetus, safeguarded with scientifically justified regulations in use and control of potentially risky chemical and medicinal products, leading to healthier quality lives of the babies, overarching for generations.

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Environmental Crisis: A Threat to the Health of Expectant Mothers

The environmental crisis has become a major threat to the health of expectant mothers and their unborn children, with serious implications for maternal care and neonatal fatalities. In the face of mounting global concerns, it is important to understand how this crisis affects pregnant women and their families, and what measures can be taken to protect their health and safety. This blog post will discuss the effects of the environmental crisis on pregnancy, exploring how it impacts maternal care and the rise of neonatal fatalities.
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Can the placenta still protect the fetus in the face of environmental threats?

The placenta is remarkable – a temporary organ that nourishes and protects the fetus – and is then discarded when its job is complete. It acts as a gatekeeper between mother and fetus by allowing oxygen and nutrients in while filtering out potentially harmful substances that can affect fetal health. In a world where increasing numbers of environmental pollutants may be putting pregnancies at risk, can the placenta still do its best job?