Women are the eyes of country –told by Bharthiyar. Women are the God of giving life to new one in this word. If women are healthy, the life which comes from them will be healthy. If children are healthy the family, society, nation then the whole world will be healthy. When the child is born as a female the care starts from there to have a healthy child in future.
So the essential and preventable maternal care is needed for all the women. In this chapter we are going to see how the women are to be protected in terms of maternal health. It includes care of women during pregnancy, and the postpartum period. It also encompasses the health care dimensions of family planning, to ensure a positive and fulfilling experience to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.
Before entering into this chapter look at the picture and reflect the Anatomy and physiology of female Reproductive system. (Refer Chapter 2 std XI vocational book)