Maternal Health

What is Maternal health?

Maternal health is the health condition of women during the time of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Severe bleeding and childbirth labour are the high risks of maternal health. Which resulted and increased the maternal death rate. Many Factors influencing maternal health. During pregnancy, women get weight gain. More than half a million women who die as a result of complications from pregnancy and childbirth each year. Poor maternal health is both an indicator and a cause of extreme poverty. Maternal Illness Birth Defect Prevention for Expecting Parents.Maternal and child health (MCH) programs focus on health issues concerning women, children and families. Family planning and reproductive health services, maternal, newborn, and child health services, health commodities and supplies are the main the components of maternal and child health.

Facts about Maternal Health

  1. By the end of 2015, 303 000 women will die of complications during pregnancy or childbirth.
  2. Since 1990, the world reduced maternal deaths by 45%.
  3. Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 globally.
  4. The severe bleeding, infections, unsafe abortion, hypertensive disorders, and medical complications like cardiac disease, diabetes, or HIV/AIDS complicating or complicated by pregnancy.
  5. More than 135 million women give birth per year
  6. Most of these deaths can be prevented through skilled care at childbirth and access to emergency obstetric care.
  7. Most of these deaths can be prevented through skilled care at childbirth and access to emergency obstetric care.
  8. UNICEF supports cross-sector efforts to improve maternal health in partnership with the organization’s Nutrition.
  9. A common complication among women who have just delivered a baby suffer from postpartum depression (PPD).
  10. Fever, anaemia, fistula, incontinence, infertility and depression are the Postpartum disease affected many women.
  11. Trained birth attendants prevent deaths.
  12. About 46,000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.
  13. Since 1990 the global maternal mortality ratio has declined by only 2.3% annually instead of 5.5%.
  14. Women need skilled medical care and awareness above all.
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