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Once babies are born, an array of care is required to ensure that they are warm, nourished, and protected from infection. Postnatal care for mothers and babies begins immediately after birth, typically in the health facility.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

All mothers and newborns must get equitable health care

By Anupriya Patel
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 08:48 AM IST
Respectful maternity care and the ‘birth companions’, are among the key strategies to ensure that women have a positive pregnancy and delivery experience.
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Doctors say when a women goes for delivery, particularly for the first time, she is emotionally weak and in distress.(Ursiti Saini)
Doctors say when a women goes for delivery, particularly for the first time, she is emotionally weak and in distress.(Ursiti Saini)

Pain management: Now, ‘birth companions’ to help pregnant women in labour room

By Gaurav Saigal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 04:12 PM IST
The idea is to help women, especially those in their first pregnancy, bear the pain and reduce maternal mortality.
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