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A Strategic Vision for Maternity Services in Wales

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This sets out Welsh Government expectations of NHS Wales in delivering safe, sustainable and high quality maternity services.

We aim for a service that promotes pregnancy and childbirth as an event of social and emotional significance, where women and families are treated with dignity and respect.

For every mother wherever they live and whatever their circumstances, pregnancy and childbirth will be a safe and positive experience.

This will enable the new mother, her partner and family to begin parenting feeling: 

  • confident, 
  • capable and 
  • well supported in giving their child a secure start in life.