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Among Hurricane Harvey's many bad effects: riskier childbirth for women

People giving birth in the Hurricane Harvey's wake had an increased risk of medical complications, as did their newborns.
People giving birth in the Hurricane Harvey's wake had an increased risk of medical complications, as did their newborns. (Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West/)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, people affected by the storm faced a host of physical and mental health problems, including skin infections, respiratory problems, and post traumatic stress disorder. A adds to that list: People giving birth in the storm's wake had an increased risk of medical complications, as did their newborns.

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