Why Prenatal Education To The Community Is So Important

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  • April 10, 2016
  • When a woman gets pregnant there are certain things that she should do to help her pregnancy and to ensure the chances of having a healthy newborn. That is why prenatal education to the community is so important. So every pregnant woman knows what they should be doing. Not everyone has the same access to […]

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    When a woman gets pregnant there are certain things that she should do to help her pregnancy and to ensure the chances of having a healthy newborn. That is why prenatal education to the community is so important. So every pregnant woman knows what they should be doing. Not everyone has the same access to information.

    What a community can do depends on how many people live there. One idea is to have free classes that anyone who is pregnant can go to and learn more about pregnancy and what they can do to stay healthy. These classes will allow them to understand how a pregnancy works and what their responsibility is to their unborn child.

    These classes can also go over childbirth methods and what to do once you bring the baby home. There is a lot of information that can be taught as long as the community has the resources to do so.

    If the community does not have these resources, something needs to be done to provide them. There can be different ways to go about this. From finding grants to having fundraisers. The community might also need to charge a small fee for the classes.

    When more people in the community are aware of what is needed when you are pregnant, the healthier woman will be and the healthier the babies being born will be. There will be fewer problems that come up and that would be a good thing.

    Some woman seeks out information on their own. This is a good thing and they are able to learn a lot. Other women don’t quite know where to go for this type of information. It would be a good idea for the local OB clinics and doctor’s offices to work together with the classes in order to get the word out there that these services are available.

    This can help those who otherwise would not know where to go to get that information. They can attend classes and then take what they have learned back home with them. If they have another baby in the future they will already know what to do when that time comes.

    When a mom doesn’t have any prenatal education she can do things that will harm the baby. Vitamins need to be taken and she might not know about those. Certain food and drink should also be avoided. All of these things would be covered in a class.

    It would also be a good idea to teach expected moms about how to know if something is going wrong. They can be taught when they should call the doctor and when it is just a normal part of pregnancy. This will save them unneeded worry and get them help if something really is wrong.

    Going over the different tests that need to happen during pregnancy is important too. That way they understand what they are for and how they can help. It is better that they know as much as they can about what is going on during their pregnancy.

    If you are apart of your community and want to offer help, you can do so. You could teach a class or help get the word out. Talk to your local clinic or hospital to see what you can do. You might apart of how prenatal information is going to get out to your community.

    When a woman learns all about pregnancy and birth they are able to teach what they have learned to their friends and eventually their own children. This is a good thing and will allow a community to thrive.

    With healthier pregnancies and healthier babies, the community can do more together. There will be less stress and in the end that can help with the crime rates. It only makes sense to focus on prenatal care because it truly benefits everyone living in the area.

    If your community doesn’t make this a focus, step up and try to change things so it does. Your community will become better for it and you will feel better about living there. Many lives will be changed for the better because of focusing on this in your community.

    Are Pre Pregnancy Classes a Good Idea?

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  • March 10, 2016
  • Pre pregnancy classes are becoming increasingly popular as a way of helping adults to learn the skills that they need to confidently take care of young children. In a pre-pregnancy class, you will usually learn about things like planned parenthood, how to stay healthy during pregnancy, nutrition and weight management, as well as how to […]

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    Pre pregnancy classes are becoming increasingly popular as a way of helping adults to learn the skills that they need to confidently take care of young children. In a pre-pregnancy class, you will usually learn about things like planned parenthood, how to stay healthy during pregnancy, nutrition and weight management, as well as how to take care of a newborn child.

    These classes will cover basic first aid, breathing exercises, swaddling, and more. You will learn how to make baby food, how to do CPR on a child (the techniques are a little different to the CPR you would use on an adult), and how to take care of your child if you think they are sick.

    These classes can be taken at any time, but it is common for people to take them when they are trying for a child, if they are planning to adopt, or if they are already pregnant and feel that they need a little education in how to take care of kids.

    Being responsible for another life can be a little intimidating, but it doesn’t have to spell the end of your normal life. It is possible to have a good parent-child relationship, foster a good relationship with your significant other, and still maintain an identity other than ‘parent’. These classes won’t explicitly teach that skill, but by giving you the confidence that you need to feel secure in your parenting – and that alone will make a massive difference.

    Pre-pregnancy classes are something that some families scoff at the idea of taking. If you have younger siblings then you may have picked up some essential skills just from being around to see what your parents did for them – but there are some ‘best practices’ that have changed in recent years. It makes sense to find out what doctors, nutritionists and developmental experts consider to be the best way to do things, just so that you can give your child the best start in life.

    There is certainly no requirement for a would-be parent to take a course, but learning how to bond with a child, work with special needs children, and understand what kids are supposed to be able to do at certain ages will go a long way towards helping you to feel more comfortable as you raise a child.

    There are a lot of common misconceptions about pregnancy, and about things like cot death, and even breastfeeding. A good pre-pregnancy class will put your mind at rest about those things, and work wonders for helping you to cope with the challenges of raising a baby.

    Another thing that it can help with is preparing the whole family. You will be told what to expect, and will be able to sit down and think about the concerns you have as a family, and what you want to do about them as well as how to address them. Sometimes, you think that you are on the same page as your family members, and don’t find out until an issue comes up that the other person has a view that seems alien to you. Taking classes together is a good way to address this.

    If you are interested in taking a class, speak to the family planning association in your area. They will likely have a database of people that can help you, and may know of affordable or even free sessions for low income families, and options for those where both parents work in full time jobs as well. Accessible support is out there for everyone.