MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.  While motherhood is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for too many women it is associated with suffering, ill-health and even death.  Care doesn’t stop at childbirth though.  Medical and social services for mothers and children are an open-ended intrest from prenatal and postnatal services, family planning care, and pediatric care in infancy.