WHO Recommendations: Intrapartum Care for a Positive Childbirth Experience

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New Intrapartum Care Guideline from the World Health Organization Focuses on a Positive Childbirth Experience

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By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

To complement the 2016 antenatal care recommendations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published new recommendations on intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience. Notably, the guideline recommends respectful maternity care and companionship of choice during labor and childbirth for all women. WHO also states that unnecessary medical procedures should be avoided if labor is progressing normally and the woman and her baby are in good condition…read more

How Mongolia Revolutionized Reproductive Health for Nomadic Women

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By: Didem Tali, Multimedia Journalist

In the past few decades, Mongolia has made dramatic improvements in maternal health. Through a series of governmental reforms and campaigns, the country has decreased its maternal mortality rate, which tends to be higher in nomadic communities…read more