It is widely known that hypothermia is a leading cause of morbidity among newborns and that an effective low-cost solution is maternal warming of the infant through skin to skin contact. But what role does maternal body temperature play? A 2008 study examining community management techniques for [neonatal care in Shivgarh, India](http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADM963.pdf) showed unexpectedly that a significant number of mothers also suffer from hypothermia. Using the [ThermoSpot](http://maternova.net/health-innovations/thermospot-temperature-indicator) temperature indicator, researchers discovered that in almost half (42%) of the cases of newborn hypothermia, mothers were even colder than their infants! This limits mothers' ability to warm their babies using skin-to-skin contact, or (STSC)[http://maternova.net/health-innovations/kangaroo-mother-care-saves-low-birthweight-babies]—an effective, WHO-recognized method for warming low birth weight newborns.
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Assessing the global status of maternal and neonatal health in 2020 presents a varied, albeit alarming, view of the lives of mothers and newborns around the world. The socioeconomic strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, moreover, has caused upticks in adult and child malnutrition, leading experts to predict a rise in maternal and neonatal mortality this year.