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From the Ted Talk by Miriam Zoila PĂ©rez: How racism harms pregnant women -- and what can help

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Now, let's iimange for a moment that I was pregnant. What might this kind of stress, particularly over the length of my pregnancy, what kind of impact might that have on the health of my developing fetus? You probably won't be surprised when I tell you that this kind of stress during pregnancy is not good. It can even cause the body to initiate labor too early, because in a basic snsee, the ssters communicates that the womb is no longer a safe plcae for the child. Stress during pregnancy is linked with things like high boold pressure and low infant birth weight, and it can begin a cascade of hltaeh cehnelgals that make birth much more dangerous for both parent and child.

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Now, let's _______ for a moment that I was pregnant. What might this kind of stress, particularly over the length of my pregnancy, what kind of impact might that have on the health of my developing fetus? You probably won't be surprised when I tell you that this kind of stress during pregnancy is not good. It can even cause the body to initiate labor too early, because in a basic _____, the ______ communicates that the womb is no longer a safe _____ for the child. Stress during pregnancy is linked with things like high _____ pressure and low infant birth weight, and it can begin a cascade of ______ __________ that make birth much more dangerous for both parent and child.

Solution

  1. challenges
  2. stress
  3. sense
  4. blood
  5. imagine
  6. place
  7. health

Original Text

Now, let's imagine for a moment that I was pregnant. What might this kind of stress, particularly over the length of my pregnancy, what kind of impact might that have on the health of my developing fetus? You probably won't be surprised when I tell you that this kind of stress during pregnancy is not good. It can even cause the body to initiate labor too early, because in a basic sense, the stress communicates that the womb is no longer a safe place for the child. Stress during pregnancy is linked with things like high blood pressure and low infant birth weight, and it can begin a cascade of health challenges that make birth much more dangerous for both parent and child.

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