Peripartum Safety: Time to Act


  • Alby Johnson
  • Sasi Vaithilingan



Peripartum Safety, Maternal Safety,Maternal Mortality


Peripartum safety refers to the safe care of women throughout the antenatal, intranatal, and postnatal periods.
Approximately 15% of all childbearing women are likely to develop life-threatening complications. India
and Nigeria accounted for one-third of global maternal deaths at the country level. Recognizing the need,
the United States has initiated a Maternal safety Bundle. On a par with, The Government of India introduced
various programs to reduce maternal deaths. Though the country made most of its progress, MMR state
performances are varied in their extremes and failed to achieve the targeted goal. High maternal mortality
is associated with medical, socio-economic, and health care system problems are evidenced. The shortfall
of skilled health care providers in India hampers progress towards achieving universal health coverage. The
current situation calls for more sensitization and sustainable efforts for integration and institutionalization
of health system monitoring to achieve the target of Sustainable Developmental Goals. Studies need to
germinate to tackle the health care insufficiencies of pregnant women and enhance the quality of care.

Author Biographies

Alby Johnson

Research Scholar, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU), Salem, Tamilnadu, India,

Sasi Vaithilingan

Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Vice Principal Vinayaka
Mission’s College of Nursing, Puducherry, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU), Salem,
Tamilnadu, India



How to Cite

Alby Johnson, & Sasi Vaithilingan. (2021). Peripartum Safety: Time to Act. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(2), 12-16.