Health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, Motherhood, for too many women it is associated with suffering, ill-health and death. Hemorrhage, infection, HBP, unsafe abortion and obstructed labor still are major direct causes of maternal morbidity and a mortality. Goals of preconception care can include providing education, health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies include providing education, health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies.
Maternal Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is the comprehensive care that women receive and provide for themselves throughout their pregnancy. Women who begin prenatal care early in their pregnancies have better birth outcomes than women who receive little or no care during their pregnancies
Post Natal Care
Postnatal care issues include recovery from childbirth, concerns about newborn care, nutrition, breastfeeding and family planning. Time just after delivery is especially critical for newborns and mothers, especially during the first 24 hours. Two-thirds of all maternal deaths occur in this postnatal period.