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Safe birth amid COVID-19: Pregnancy, childbirth and maternal health at a time of crisis

For pregnant women and new mothers, as well as the healthcare providers who tend to them, the COVID-19 pandemic triggers significant concerns about the safety and wellbeing of women and newborns alike.

The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office has created a series of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials that address a range of issues. Each of the following sets of messages addresses specific issues and contexts, and can be used both separately and as a comprehensive package in a variety of settings. 

This content has been produced through the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), a significant UNFPA donor. 

 

I. PREGNANCY AND MATERNAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19 (INCLUDING VACCINES)

ACCESS THE ENTIRE SET HERE

 

II. MENTAL HEALTH OF EXPECTANT AND NEW MOTHERS DURING COVID-19

ACCESS THE ENTIRE SET HERE

 

III. CONTINUUM OF MATERNAL HEALTHCARE DURING COVID-19

ACCESS THE ENTIRE SET HERE

 

IV. THE WELLBEING AND SAFETY OF MIDWIVES AND OTHER MATERNITY HEALTH WORKERS DURING COVID-19

ACCESS THE ENTIRE SET HERE

 

PREGNANCY AND COVID-19: HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lge3oUuV1M0

The stresses caused by COVID-19 are hard enough; being pregnant amid the pandemic can create even more stress and worry. Our video spells out the steps all pregnant women should take to ensure their health, safety and well-being. The video complements our message packs provided above. 

 

Remember, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Always access reliable sources, including the World Health Organization and UNFPA.

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