Midwives, Government Officials and International Agencies Meet in Mexico City to Discuss Inclusion of Birth Centers Into the National Health System

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By: Cristina Alonso, Network for Midwifery Centers in Mexico and Luna Maya Birth Center

In January 2018, the Network for Midwifery Centers held an International Best Practices Meeting in Mexico City bringing together stakeholders from the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, the Committee for Safe Motherhood, Federal Ministry of Health, eight State Ministries of Health, academics, midwives, mothers and other grassroots organizations to come to agreement on the role of midwifery centers in improving maternal health in Mexico…read more

Importance of Weight Management in Women of Childbearing Age

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By: Mónica Mazariegos, ScD Candidate, National Institute of Public Health Mexico

Developing effective strategies to prevent excessive weight gain in women of childbearing age before, during and after pregnancy is critical to preventing obesity-related maternal and newborn health complications…read more

Insight Into Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe

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By: Adya Misra, Associate Editor, PLOS ONE

Recent research published in PLOS ONE focuses on non-communicable illness during pregnancy and its impact on women and their children. Read highlights from the latest collection in partnership with the Maternal Health Task Force, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe”……read more