Pregnancy can be a stressful time, full of unknowns, particularly for the first-time mother. Around a quarter of mothers in Europe do not receive sufficient or appropriate information, according to the results of the Safe Motherhood Survey. Women from Romania and Spain were less likely to receive this information, as were younger mothers (aged under 20).
Worryingly, a further 23 per cent of women said they did not feel able to navigate the care landscape and the options available to them throughout their pregnancy; half of women surveyed in Germany said they felt this way.
Safety and health were considered among the most important factors overall relating to pregnancy and maternal rights for women surveyed in Denmark, Germany, and the UK; for women in Germany, working conditions was the most important aspect.
Download your copy of the Safe Motherhood Week 2016 Report here.