National Maternity Network

Scotland's National Maternity Network (NMN) encourages collaboration across maternity and neonatal care services and supports the best possible outcomes for mothers, babies, fathers and partners and their wider families.

Facets of Maternity Care

In Scotland, ‘maternity’ usually means whole pregnancy, labour and birth and baby’s first few hours or days. Person-centred, safe and high quality care throughout can have a marked effect on the health and life chances of women and babies and on the healthy development of children throughout their lives.

The NMN delivers it’s programme of work through Facets of Maternity Care with families at the centre, as shown in the diagram below. The Facets also help ensure the work of the NMN remains strategically aligned with The Best Start programme and it’s recommendations.