Lesson 1 Introduction

Maternal health is very important, as it ensures the health of the mother and the newborn child. Studies have shown that in host countries, women often have to deal with many obstacles during their pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, the unfortunate event of higher perinatal, newborn and child mortality for migrant children, has been spotted. Frequently, low SES families come across the same difficulties, with similar consequences. Arguably, pregnancy and the experience of being a mother should have a positive and unique feeling for the mother and for the baby in every part of the world! Following simple steps and attending regular doctor visits can prevent the majority of complications, resulting in a healthy mother and child. 

“Every day, approximately 7,000 newborns die. In 2019, an estimated 2.4 million newborns died worldwide.”

“Globally, about 810 women die daily from preventable complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.”

“If current trends continue, 48 million children under the age of five are expected to die between 2020 and 2030, half of them newborns.” 

Therefore, it is high time you learn what the challenges are in order to provide a safe environment for your baby in and outside of your belly! 

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Maternal Health:

Refers to the health of  women during  pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.

Newborn health: 

Is the baby's health during the first month of life.  

Infant Health:

Refers to the health  status throughout the first year of life.

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