The English used in this article or section may not be easy for everybody to understand. (June 2014)
Maternal health is the health of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth and her postpartum periods. It includes the health care dimensions of family planning, preconception, prenatal and postnatal caring.
The risk of maternal death is higher in some areas, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, than in others. Poverty is a problem in some countries, in particular, the developing countries.
There are a lot of reasons why females choose to not engage in proper prenatal care. Around 71% of low income women, according to a US study, had difficulty having access to prenatal care.
Income is highly associated with prenatal health care.