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Losing Babies

Fatimah Wilson is part of a social experiment under way in Richmond, Calif., an economically depressed corner of the San Francisco Bay Area. Wilson is pregnant and is spending the day with other soon-to-be moms learning habits— from better eating to relaxation—to help them improve their health and the health of their babies. The goal: to erase the health disparity that results in African American infants in Contra Costa County dying at twice the rate of white babies before they reach their first birthday.