THE MOM CENTER WILL ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH 57 MATERNITY HOSPITALS IN ARMENIA AND ONE IN ARTSAKH
WORKING IN THREE MAIN DIRECTIONS
MOM Center offers classes for mothers and their families including:
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Mommy & Me Groups
Birth and Postpartum Doula Services
Postpartum Mother’s Support Groups
Prenatal Yoga and Massage Services
FOR BIRTH WORKERS
MOM Center provides the first multidisciplinary, holistic training for birth workers including evidence-based, cutting-edge Continuous Education Units (CEU) and professional development including:
MOM Center works closely with governmental and private organizations to create:
Joint Programs with Health Organizations
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Is to create a better obstetric ecosystem in Armenia and Artsakh by
Reducing the C-Section Rate
Promoting Physiologic Birth
Improving Breastfeeding Experiences
Providing Tailored Workshops and Training for Birth Professionals and Consumers
Mothers & Families
We create: a space for trusted information, community support, and hope.
We provide: childbirth preparation classes and practical support for mother to raise awareness of the benefits of optimal, natural, physiological childbirth.
We inform: about the dangers of inappropriate, unnecessary cesarean sections and other medical interventions in Armenia.
We give: scientific and practical training of specialists in the field of maternity care in Armenia by providing them with continuous education courses and masterclasses.
We uphold: the high quality and most scientifically rigorous standards.
We partner with: state and private scientific insitutions including the government of Armenia, the Armenian Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Health, the United Nations Development Fund, and UNICEF.
We focus on: policy change that reflects safe and scientific-based management strategies of maternity care.
The WHO’s recommendations to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections, pharmacological interventions, and instrumental births. This includes the 12 Steps listed.
12 STEPS TO SAFE AND RESPECTFUL MATERNITY CARE
Treat every woman and newborn with compassion, respect and dignity, without physical, verbal or emotional abuse, providing culturally safe and culturally sensitive care that respects the individual’s customs, values, and rights to self–expression, informed choice and privacy.
Respect every woman’s right to access and receive non-discriminatory and free or at least affordable care throughout the continuum of childbearing, with the understanding that under no circumstances can a woman or baby be refused care or detained after birth for lack of payment
Routinely provide MotherBaby-Family maternity care. Incorporate value- and partnership-based care grounded in evidence-based practice and driven by health needs and expectations as well as by health outcomes and cost effectiveness.
Acknowledge the mother’s right to continuous support during labour and birth and inform her of its benefits, and ensure that she receives such support from providers and companions of her choice.
Offer non-pharmacological comfort and pain relief measures during labour as safe first options. If pharmacological pain relief options are available and requested, explain their benefits and risks.
Provide evidence-based practices beneficial for the MotherBaby-Family throughout the entire childbearing continuum.
Avoid potentially harmful procedures and practices that have insufficient evidence of benefit outweighing risk for routine or frequent use in normal pregnancy, labour, birth, and the post-partum and neonatal period.
Implement measures that enhance wellness and prevent illness for the MotherBaby-Family, including good nutrition, clean water, sanitation, hygiene, family planning, disease and complications prevention and pre-and-post natal education.
Provide appropriate obstetric, neonatal, and emergency treatment when needed. Ensure that staff are trained in recognizing (potentially) dangerous conditions and complications and in providing effective treatment or stabilization, and have established links for consultation and a safe and effective referral system.
Have a supportive human resource policy in place for recruitment and retention of dedicated staff, and ensure that staff are safe, secure, respected and enabled to provide good quality, collaborative, personalize care to women and newborns in a positive working environment.
Provide a continuum of collaborative care with all relevant health care providers, institutions, and organizations with established plans and logistics for communication, consultation and referral between all levels of care.
Promote breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact, refer to the 10 Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and integrate into practice, training, and policies.