The effect of maternal-newborn ill-health on households. Economic vulnerability and social implications
Pregnancy and childbirth are wonderful and life-changing events. They can also bring potential for illness and suffering. Women from economically developing societies are especially vulnerable during these periods. The overall objective of this paper is to undertake a review of the evidence base on economic vulnerability and social implications in relation to maternal and newborn ill-health, and to highlight the major gaps in this evidence base.