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Apoorva Pathak
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According to WHO maternal health is one of the important accepts of female life. It means the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and post-pregnancy. Many people do not understand the proper meaning of maternal health and take it lightly which leads to future ill consequences.
If we do not take better care during pregnancy it makes leads to maternal mortality this means when women die during pregnancy, during the gestation period, or after delivery and morbidity which means injury during pregnancy.
Maternal health includes all the things present around the women during pregnancy such as social, cultural, emotional, physical, and mental changes.
Pregnancy is very crucial for every woman to be a mother and feel the happiness of giving birth to the life. During this precious period, one has to be strong.
As now the government has more advanced technology and has better hospitals in the urban area and Anganwadi, mid-wives and ASHA workers who administering maternal health.
Nutrition plays an important role in maternal health. As it not only affects the mother but also the baby. There many physiological and psychological changes. Focus on maternal health is less on developing countries than developed countries.
Maternal mortality also varies from state to state because of its geographical factories and sociocultural diversity. In an earlier time when there were not got facilities now any regulation for maternal health many women use to die during pregnancy or they give birth to an unhealthy child. In maternal health also education plays an important role if a woman is well educated she know about her health what is necessary for her.
There are many schemes launched by the government of India such as Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana and conditional maternity scheme. They are providing medicine kit and food list which have good nutritional value to women in rural as well as urban areas.