Maternal Health & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

women protecting from COVID-19

What is the main advice for pregnant women during COVID-19? Follow the guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing) and avoid anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus. If in your third trimester (more than 28 weeks pregnant), you should be particularly attentive to social distancing. What should I do if I develop symptoms of […]

Maternal Health & COVID-19

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Maternal Health is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period afterwards. It is a global concern because the lives of millions of women of reproductive age and children can be saved through maternal health care services. All pregnant women – including those suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 – should continue to attend […]

Advancing Maternal Health During COVID-19

One of the critical ways to prevent and reduce the overall maternal mortality rates amongst communities in Nigeria is utilizing skilled birth attendants.In many rural areas in Nigeria, pregnant women prefer to deliver their babies at home with the assistance of Community Birth Attendants (CBAs).The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines a traditional birth attendant as […]