Maternity and birth - JSNA

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There were 4,245 live births to women aged 11 to 49 in Hounslow in 2014. Maternity is a complex Public Health area often requiring highly specialised service provision in order to ensure that early intervention of health and health inequality is provided where is needed. Pregnancy and the early postnatal period are increasingly recognised as critical to setting the foundations of a healthy childhood and optimal child development and also because families with young babies are regarded as particularly receptive to public health initiatives, being intrinsically motivated to provide the very best start in life for their children (DH 2014).
 

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