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Maternity, in a formal context, refers to the state or condition of being a mother. It encompasses the various aspects related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The field of maternity care involves the provision of medical, emotional, and supportive services to women during pregnancy, delivery, and the subsequent phases of motherhood. Maternity care professionals, such as obstetricians, midwives, and nurses, play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of both the mother and the newborn. This comprehensive approach involves prenatal care, labour and delivery assistance, and postpartum support, with the overarching goal of promoting a healthy and positive experience for both the mother and the infant during the transformative journey of childbirth and early motherhood. 

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