25 minutes | Jul 9th 2020

Pregnancy in a Pandemic: Respectful Care During COVID

Respectful care and a life free from abuse is due to every woman in every health system around the world – no matter what, even during the current COVID-19 crisis.

In this very special episode of White Ribbon Alliance's Brave Voices, Bold Actions podcast, we’re talking about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on pregnancy and childbirth. More than ever, women and newborns need quality maternity care services - and healthworkers must be supported to provide that care. There are no exceptions in times of crisis, even the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is putting more pressure on already overstrained health systems around the world. 

We hear from new mother Saima from Pakistan and doula Annie Arenas, who share their experiences with birth during the time of COVID. We are joined by Rt. Hon Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and current board chair of PMNCH about what leadership in times of crisis looks like, and how listening to women's voices is the key to saving lives. Together, we have the power to destroy the structures that harm women during pregnancy and childbirth!

Transcripts and more information available at www.whiteribbonalliance.org/bravevoicespodcast

 

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