World Health Day
One of the smartest investments a society can make is to foster the health of its mothers. A healthy, strong and confident mother gives a baby the best start at birth, influencing the long-term wellness of her child. Healthy mothers raise healthier children, which boosts the productivity and stability of communities and economies.
One area that can contribute significantly to health is a focus on maternity care and infant health.
Recognizing that childbearing woman’s experience of care is key to transforming pregnancy care and creating thriving families and communities we need to ensure that women receive respectful care, through collaborative and respectful behaviour of midwives and doctors, keeping the common goal of good outcomes as determined by the woman, in mind.
Where this doesn’t exist it is hard for positive birth to flourish.