PowerPoint – Addressing Respectful Maternity Care: Reducing the Medicalization of Maternal and Newborn Care

While medicalization of childbirth is only one aspect of RMC, the failure to regard the well-being of the woman and newborn by imposing unnecessary, routine or even harmful practices can be considered to be abusive and disrespectful. This PowerPoint presentation describes some examples of how to reduce medicalized childbirth care and provides examples of evidence-based interventions that may be compelling for individuals involved in MNH care and programming.