USJ Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit Collaboration Elevates Maternal Care at Colombo South Teaching Hospital

In conjunction with World Mother’s Day, the Colombo South Teaching Hospital’s ‘Maathru Saheli’ program, initiated by the USJ Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit, commenced on May 12. Spearheaded by Professor Manori Gamage, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the program aims to revolutionize maternal care.

Under the guidance of the Sri Lanka Obstetrics and Gynecology Association and the Ministry of Health, the program prioritizes providing essential facilities for birth assistants to accompany pregnant mothers during childbirth. By allowing mothers to choose a trusted companion for support during delivery, the initiative seeks to alleviate the psychological distress often associated with hospital births.

The program addresses concerns about uncomfortable hospital conditions and inadequate facilities, which have previously led to distressing experiences for mothers during childbirth. By fostering collaboration between medical professionals and maternal support networks, such as family members or close friends, the initiative aims to create a supportive environment conducive to positive birthing experiences.

Professor Manori Gamage emphasized the importance of empowering mothers and ensuring their comfort throughout the childbirth process. By sharing their experiences with a trusted companion, mothers can approach childbirth with confidence and a sense of security, leading to more positive outcomes for both mother and child.

The collaboration between the USJ Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit and the Colombo South Teaching Hospital underscores a commitment to enhancing maternal care standards and prioritizing the well-being of mothers during childbirth. This initiative marks a significant step towards improving maternal healthcare practices in Sri Lanka.

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