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    Maternal Health Issues

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    Maternal health is defined as the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.(“WHO | Maternal health,” 2016) It is used as an indicator for evaluating the quality of health care systems and is assessed using estimates of maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Maternal health is a significant aspect of the health of populations and the repeated emphasis placed on this health issue by global institutions and local governments over the years, reiterates its importance. Maternal health was a central component of the Millennium Development Goals; and the twenty five years which followed the adoption of these goals were characterized by tremendous efforts geared towards improving maternal health worldwide.(Alkema et…

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    Maternal Health Themes

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    There were many themes in the videos concerning important maternal health issues in Egypt and Haiti. One theme is that they were based in impoverished areas with little access to care. Being able to afford and have a place to go for medical help is important for the well being of the residents. Both places had some complications with birth that lead to the baby or the mother dying or being sick that was not well taken care of. The cultures in both these areas were different. It appeared as if…

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    Maternal Health Status

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    The health status of pregnant women and their unborn children are important public health issues worldwide, as many low income countries struggle to provide the recommended level of care. Maternal health is such a widespread issue, that the United Nations have included it as one of their eight Millennium Development goals in which they provide recommendations and guidelines for health improvements internationally (Lomazzi, Borisch, & Laaser, 2014). The health of mothers is closely linked with…

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    utilization of maternal health care during pregnancy was exhibited differently in each person interviewed. The use of prenatal care and the utilization of maternal health care services was slightly different depending on the socio-demographic data of the participants which ultimately impact the maternal and birth outcome. Women’s interpretations about pregnancy intention and their social experiences regarding pregnancy intention may vary by race or ethnicity. When C.J., the 35 year-old, who…

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    Many factors influence the prevalence of maternal and fetal issues within the Middle East. This includes the lack of skilled healthcare facilities and technology, and the ability to seek prenatal care. While most of these issues are attributed to the lack of quality healthcare and facilities, another intriguing statistic exists that could possibly affect these issues. This statistic involves the role of men in maternal and fetal health issues, and the lack of autonomy women have in making…

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    Maternal Mental Health is the ability of a mother to assess and respond to her own needs and those of her new born. Maternal Mental Health has a significant impact on quality of care that might be provided to a child. Maternal Mental Health problems can occur anytime from conception to one year birth and it has been considered as an urgent health concern. It is a debilitating illness for the mother and negatively affects the healthy development of the baby. Untreated maternal depression may lead…

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    The Millennium Development Goals were established by the United Nations to pursue pertinent issues that will contribute to the better good of the human race. The first goal of the Millennium Development Goals states the attempt to eradicate hunger and egregious poverty all over the world. In 2009, there were an estimated number of 1.023 billion people all over the globe that suffered from hunger. Developing countries are still making this dilemma a priority. An investment in agriculture could…

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    Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (NCMMH) is a national organization focused on addressing maternal mental health and furthermore seeks to encourage stakeholders and advocates for changes in policies and practices, and to raise awareness on mental health issues such as PPD (NCMMH, 2015). 2020 Mom project has launched a national campaign in a collaborative effort to increase and improve maternal mental health awareness, diagnosis, and treatment in California and beyond (2020 Mom.org, 2015).…

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    These needs include; reducing hunger, achieving universal primary education, empowering women, reducing childhood mortality, decreasing the spread of diseases, reducing maternal mortality, increasing environmental stability, and creating global partnerships (Millennium Development Goals, 2015). Throughout the novel, Nectar in A Sieve, the family struggles to achieve an acceptable standard of living. Since then, the Millennium Development Goals were to be completely adopted for an achievement…

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    Maternal Mortality has been on a steady decline in developed countries such as the United States. However, in the under-developed areas maternal mortality rates have remained unusually high. The alarming issue is not a new and emerging topic, however with over half a million women dying each year due to pregnancy complications the issue has become one of great prominence (Hunt & Bueno de Mesquita, 2014). In order to improve the issues changes must be made at the economical, social, political,…

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