Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

October 29, 2014 4:23 AM

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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

HAVANA — Daymarys Gonzalez’s first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year.

Now, the 37-year-old pet-bird breeder is unexpectedly pregnant again, and Cuba’s communist government is doing all it can to make sure she has a successful delivery. Three months before her due date, she’s living fulltime at a special government medical care center for women with high-risk pregnanci...

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