WHO Recommendations on Maternal Health Guidelines

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2017 | World Health Organization

This publication on WHO recommendations related to maternal health is one of four in a series; the others relate to newborn, child and adolescent health. The objective of this document is to make available WHO recommendations on maternal health in one easy-to-access document for WHO staff, policy-makers, programme managers, and health professionals. The compilation can also help better define gaps to prioritize guideline updates. 

This document is meant to respond to the questions:

(1) What health interventions should be delivered during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period?

(2) What health behaviors should the women practice (or not practice) during these periods to care for herself and her baby?

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Maternal and child health
International best practices