This article describes the objectives, scope, and organization of maternity services during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods in developing and developed countries. It also discusses the epidemiology and sociodemographic determinants of maternal mortality and morbidity and reviews some relevant issues such as utilization and financing of maternity services. Finally, it discusses some of the challenges of providing comprehensive maternity services and the implications for health policy.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of Public Health|
|Editors||Stella R. Quah|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Oct 2016|
- Health services
- Maternal mortality
- Perinatal mortality