#1. To a very great extent, the sound health of the population
at large is dependent on the sound health of the individual.
#2. In the first place, the sound health of the individual
is dependent on a "good start in life."
#3. "A good start in life" is dependent on the sound health
of the child- bearing woman.
#4. To a very great extent the sound health of the childbearing
woman is dependent on sound midwifery, ante-natal, intra-natal and post-natal.
#5. Sound midwifery, ante-natal, intra-natal and post-natal
can only be obtained by proper co-operation between
all those concerned, viz, the public health authority:
the general public: the child -bearing woman: the
medical practitioner and the maternity nurse.
#6. The Public Health authority can assist by a general
improvement in housing conditions, by the provision
of labour units as described, by the provision of a
resident maternity nurse for each case and by the .
provision of sterilised maternity outfits for each
#7. The general public can assist by a realisation that
maternity work is of prime importance and should be
primarily in the hands of the medical profession.
# 8. The child-bearing woman can assist very greatly by
the early notification of pregnancy to her family
#9. The family doctor, who should have a thorough
knowledge of the obstetric art, should have continuous
personal charge of the child-bearing woman during her
ante-natal, intra-natal and post-natal periods. In
every case he should have the assistance of a well-trained resident maternity nurse.