Respectful Maternity Care: What Is It and How Do We Achieve It?
Mistreatment in childbirth violates the fundamental obligation of a health system to provide support and healing in childbirth, can cause lasting emotional trauma, and goes against our Christian calling to provide compassionate care. What is driving mistreatment during childbirth, one of the most important times a woman needs support and quality care? This webinar focuses on the types and prevalence of mistreatment, the rights of a childbearing woman as she receives care during pregnancy and birth and current tools and resources being used in multiple settings to decrease mistreatment and improve the quality of care. Featuring: Suzanne Stalls, CNM, MA, Senior Technical Advisor, Maternal Child Survival Program; Jean Chamberlain Froese, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Save the Mothers. The session was moderated by Allison Flynn, MPH, Senior Program Advisor for Health & Nutrition, World Relief.