By participating in the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, India is one of 9 countries committed to reducing maternal mortality rates.
Hospitals are becoming more open to the idea of partner-assisted delivery, i.e. allowing fathers in the delivery room during labour. Fathers-to-be should know these guidelines if they plan to be present at their child’s birth.
Your questions about “Together-For Her Health” program answered. New mothers can review their hospitals on their maternity experience, with criteria based on Quality of Care parameters defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)
Beyond basic care of a newborn baby, hospitals should counsel new mothers about danger signs in their infant, and postpartum depression, C-section incision care, illnesses and infections to watch out for after delivery.
Learn about different types of infections during pregnancy and childbirth. Learn about universal infection prevention/ infection control protocols.