Maternal and Newborn Health
Even after childbirth, obstacles to physical and mental well-being abound, from premature birth complications for babies to postpartum complications for women. Notably, the first month of a child’s life, the newborn period, is the most critical for survival and brain development.
Women giving birth in the United States.
Marginalized Communities are particularly vulnerable; A black woman is 3.3 times more likely to die from a complication in pregnancy or childbirth than a white woman.
Expand access to high-quality, affordable maternal and newborn care for women, new mothers, and newborns, including by expanding the health workforce, improving service delivery and diagnostics, and lowering barriers to seeking care, including stigma;.
Decrease the risk of disease among mothers and newborns, including by increasing vaccination rates and reducing infectious disease transmission from mother to baby.
Improve gynecological health for all women.
Support the mental and emotional health of women throughout pregnancy and after childbirth, through psychological and medical care, as well as community support.