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Introduction This policy statement is intended to apply to all parts of the UK. The first 1000 days of life (from conception) are crucial for the long term health and wellbeing of families and society in general. The SHA wants adequate NHS, fully funded, woman-centred maternity care, for all women, potential parents, partners and their family/support networks (including all migrant women).  This care is from pre-conception to 6 weeks after birth and beyond.  This is because care needs to focus on long term outcomes as the evidence is that the environment in the uterus and after birth can be detrimental […]
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This policy statement is intended to apply to all parts of the UK. The SHA wants adequate NHS, fully funded, woman-centred maternity care, for all women and their family/support networks, from pre-conception to 6 weeks after birth and beyond. Care needs to focus on long term outcomes. It needs to avoid the ‘business’ approach that concentrates on short term targets. The first 1000 days of life are crucial for the long term health and wellbeing of families and society in general. To achieve this, the following is necessary: Overall principles To address maternal and child poverty to improve outcomes and […]
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