Maternal and newborn health

Maternal and newborn health

Maternal health refers to health prior to and at the point of conception, health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Perinatal health refers to health from 22 completed weeks’ gestation until 7 completed days after birth. New born health refers to babies’ first month of life. 

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Maternal and newborn health

World Health Organization

The best start in life. Breastfeeding for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the WHO European Region (2020)

World Health Organization

Maternity and early years

Welsh Government

Healthy Child Wales Programme

Welsh Government

Maternity care in Wales: a five year vision for the future (2019-2024)

Welsh Government

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