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Increased blood pressure is identified as a pathway by which Latina-Americans with greater cultural adaptation to the U.S. may be at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including lower birth weight.

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For pregnant Latina-American women adapting to U.S. culture, considering cultural orientation may assist in better identifying women who are at higher risk of delivering low birth weight neonates. Further research in these connections may also contribute to developing practical interventions to reduce of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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This page is a summary of: Maternal blood pressure and birth weight associations in U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinas., Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, February 2024, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/cdp0000649.
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