The Importance Of Maternal Health

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Key Words – Health, Maternal Health, Jharkhand
Objective –My motive behind writing this article has been to focus on maternal health that is very important for any nation because women constitute a considerable population but my article is focused on maternal health status of Jharkhand. Despite making so much progress in all the fields, maternal health is still a matter of serious concern. I have also tried to explain some health problems common during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Method-Data, gathered through secondary resources (books, newspapers, online materials) to write this article.
Introduction-
Health is a socio-medical concept and living a healthy life is our birthright. HEALTH has become global or international concern that is
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It is suggested that expectant mothers should receive at least four antenatal visits to doctor to keep an eye on the health of mother and developing foetus. The UNFPA estimated that 289,000 women died due to pregnancy and childbirth related causes in 2013,as women have received family planning and birth attendance ,the global maternal mortality ratio has fallen from 380 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births in…show more content…
According to UNFPA (The United Nations Population Fund) “A women’s chance of dying or becoming disabled during pregnancy and child birth is closely connected to her social and economic status, the norms and values for her culture and the geographic remoteness of her home”. It has also been found that poor and marginalized women are at the higher risk of maternal death as compared to aristocrate women. Hypertension, diabetes, respiratory problems, obesity and infections are some common health problems that occur during pregnancy or at the time of delivery. Maintaining Oral health /oral hygiene is also essential during pregnancy .Its proper care give benefit to both mother and foetus as well. However, there is a common misconception that it is not safe to obtain dental services while pregnancy that is a myth.
Physical and mental problems during pregnancy are also very common that has to be taken care of by pregnant women.
Some common health problems are as follows that a woman may face during her pregnancy if not taken care of, are as

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