RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
IMPACTING MATERNITY HOSPITALS
MOM Center is collaborating with hospitals in Armenia and Artsakh in three main directions
- Childbirth preparation classes and practical support for mothers
- Continuous education and professional development for birth workers
- Collaboration and creation of join programs with health organizations
The first center is operating from St. Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center and the Arkuryan Mother and Child Health Center is now using the “volunteer Doula Program of the MOM center.
CESAREAN SECTION RATES IN ARMENIA
Recently, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia expresses concern on the increasing number of cesarean sections and their side effects. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, in the last thirty years in Armenia, cesarean sections have increased, rising from 3.4% to 37.5%, exceeding 40 and even 50% in some Yerevan maternity hospitals.
Unnecessary, unindicated cesarean sections increase maternal and child mortality and increase stillbirth rates for future pregnancies.
ARMENIA- HISTORICAL FERTILITY RATES
The current birthrate in Armenia is the lowest in the region and not sustainable for population growth. Armenia is a small nation and its low birth rate coupled with population outflow endangers border security.