Submitted in fulfillment of class requirements, November, 2004.

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Over four million newborn babies are encased in caskets and laid to rest in the world each year (Lawn 399). The comparison of infant mortality rates in the urban areas of Atlanta, Georgia and White Plains, New York shows the real cause of infant mortality: a lack of prenatal care due to inadequate financial income or assistance. With the establishment of free access to prenatal healthcare through organizations such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, underprivileged mothers incapable of affording their prenatal expenses, can benefit along with their infants. This study represents a start in a move toward preserving the future generations through prenatal care.