Globally every year, over 500,000 women, a quarter of them Indians, die of pregnancy related causes. The number of infants dying at birth, or soon after, are many times more. Most of these lives could be saved if they had access to timely, affordable and quality maternity care.
MIDWIVES SAVE LIVES
The Fernandez Hospital Educational and Research Foundation is collaborating with Fernandez Hospital in promoting the concept of PROMISE. The Foundation’s Professional Midwifery Services campaign focuses on selecting the right candidates to be educated and trained as midwives within the maternity hospital environment. They will then become the frontline of maternal health provision, interacting with colleagues across primary, secondary and tertiary care services
When a woman becomes pregnant, she is offered an array of blood tests, urine test, ultrasound scans etc. to check if everything is fine for her to carry the baby in the womb. In addition, weight and height is checked to calculate the BMI (Body Mass Index).