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Where I live in the UK, the Tory Govt have "temporarily" closed the post-natal services at the maternity hospital for a month.
Many believe it will not return.
Previously considered a "developed country" UK's status has plummeted.
World health organization states postnatal care is defined as care given to the mother & her newborn baby immediately after the birth of the placenta and for the first 6 weeks of life. The majority of maternal & neonatal deaths occur during childbirth and the postpartum period.
"The World Health Organisation recommendations (published this year!) say that women and birthing people should remain in a healthcare setting for at least 24 hours after an uncomplicated birth, and surveys show that most want to stay in 2-3 days. "
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It has been estimated that 60% of midwives are due to leave their profession next year.

@midwivesmarch are organising a protest outside parliament this Sunday to call for government investment into maternity services.

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ 2021 has seen maternity services become critically unsafe for staff and users.

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฟ For every 30 newly qualified midwives, 29 are leaving.

๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ Midwifery skills are being lost and the profession is being eroded.
๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿพ Maternal death rates in the UK are disproportionate across ethnic groups- highlighting that we have a maternity system that better serves white women than women from Black and Asian ethnic communities.
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