In this Guardian article, Sarah Kendell describes her experience of maternity care in Australia, highlighting the stark difference in care offered before and after a woman has given birth. She says "at the most difficult transition of our lives–after childbirth–the healthcare system leaves us to fend for ourselves," and argues that the impact this can have on the health and wellbeing of women and their babies needs to be considered. She asks whether reallocating some resource from antenatal care to postnatal care would produce health benefits for new mothers and babies.
The rigorous care I received while pregnant ceased after birth–right when I needed it most (Guardian, 11 March 2023) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/mar/12/the-rigorous-care-i-received-while-pregnant-ceased-after-birth-right-when-i-needed-it-most
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