Building the Continuum of Care for Pregnant Women and Young Families

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health Care".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2024 | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
1. Sciences Faculty, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, 46002 Valencia, Spain
2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Universitario de la Ribera, 46600 Alzira, Spain
Interests: pregnancy; childbirth; breastfeeding; nursing

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Guest Editor
Research Group, School of Health Sciences Blanquerna, Universitat Ramon Lull, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: midwifery care; organization of care; women’s experience; childbirth

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept behind this Special Issue—"Building the Continuum of Care for Pregnant Women and Young Families"—is rooted in the fundamental idea of providing human-centered, high-quality ongoing healthcare to expectant mothers, families and their infants. In today's evolving healthcare landscape, bridging the gaps in antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care is crucial to achieving the well-being of both mother and family. We encourage authors to explore innovative approaches, evidence-based practices, and policy frameworks that aim to enhance the entire spectrum of care for pregnant women, ensuring a healthy pregnancy, safe childbirth, and smooth transition into parenthood. Manuscripts under this theme could delve into topics such as antenatal and intrapartum care, antentatal education, midwifery-led continuity of care, maternal mental health care, postpartum care strategies, pediatric healthcare initiatives, community engagement, digital health solutions, etc.

By addressing these aspects, our aim is to create a holistic, supportive, and empowering environment for expectant mothers and young families, ultimately improving maternal and child health outcomes.

Dr. Rafael Vila-Candel
Dr. Anna Martín-Arribas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • perinatal care
  • organization of care, maternal mental health
  • postpartum support
  • pediatric healthcare
  • continuity of care
  • family-centered services
  • women-centered care
  • women’s experience
  • community engagement
  • digital health solutions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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