When women have opportunities, a country’s economic productivity and development is enhanced.
The outcomes of obstetric operations has improved in the past decades. But women need equitable surgical care throughout their lives - not just during childbirth.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
Since the war broke out, some healthcare workers have lost their jobs, others have been displaced, wounded, threatened or killed.
Pregnant women attending antenatal care should be asked about cooking fuels and given help to minimise prenatal biomass exposure to reduce low birth weight in Nigeria.
While sepsis is considered to be a preventable cause of maternal death, it continues to be a major cause of women dying during or after childbirth, even in Australia.
Every year, seven in ten maternal deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. A study examining sub-Saharan Africa’s largest metropolis find that inequalities in access play a key role.
Nigeria must prioritise investment in education, health and infrastructure to harness the opportunities of its huge population.
More attention should be given to the oral health of women during the reproductive years, in particular those who have many children.
Maternal mental health conditions are a reflection of harmful social and economic factors that plague women in general.
The factors associated with death in mother and baby included low education in the mother, lack of antenatal care, referral from another facility.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
For every maternal death, there are about an additional 20 women who suffer serious injuries, infections and disabilities related to pregnancy.
When states reduce barriers for low-income children to get coverage, their mothers are more likely to be married and less likely to smoke.
Rage is a part of human motherhood, sandwiched between grief and shame. But it can be harnessed to build a better world.
Urban poverty is having an adverse impact on the health of mothers and children.
There is growing evidence that when poor-quality oxytocin is used, it fails to prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Financial barriers still prevent many families from getting the health services they need.
Pregnant women and mothers of infants are at a higher risk of experiencing depression because of increased pressures they face economically, in their relationships, with their families, and socially.