Despite the high incidence of adolescent pregnancy and the risks it poses, there isn’t much data on maternal mental health in this age group in sub-Saharan Africa.
First-hand family accounts and photographs trace the difficulties and traumas of giving birth and looking after a baby during a pandemic.
Fathers who attend antenatal care may be keen to support the well being of their partners and children, but are left unengaged and often disappointed.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Even though the spouse escort policy carries good intentions, we found during our study that it constituted a barrier to care in numerous ways.
Measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 may worsen the already poor access to quality maternal health services in parts of the continent.
South Africa has set ambitious targets to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV completely. It will require innovative strategies and continuous quality improvement to achieve them.
Most women feel they are unable to ask health professionals questions. And only half were consistently asked if they had questions.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men’s attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government’s Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Early antenatal care allows for early detection of HIV, a contributor to maternal mortality, as well as the treatment of other potentially life-threatening conditions associated with pregnancy.