Every Pregnancy

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Every Pregnancy Deserves Attention!:

Every Pregnancy Deserves Attention! Aries Glenn B. Galao , BSN, RN

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Every child has the right to be born. Every mother has the right to good health and nutrition.

For a Healthy baby and you—:

For a Healthy baby and you — Go to a skilled birth attendant when you first suspect your pregnancy. Have at least 4 pre-natal check-ups.

For a Healthy baby and you—:

For a Healthy baby and you — Have your baby delivered by a skilled birth attendant. Have a post-natal check-up, 1 day after delivery and 2 weeks after delivery

Skilled Birth Attendant:

Skilled Birth Attendant A trained midwife, nurse or doctor who has completed a set of study on maternal care Legally licensed to practice

What can a Skilled Birth Attendant do for you?:

What can a Skilled Birth Attendant do for you?

Advices you on how to take care of your body:

Advices you on how to take care of your body Eat healthy foods that are rich in iron, Vitamin A, folic acid meat, fish, eggs, green leafy vegetables, orange or yellow fruits & vegetables Maintain personal hygiene Use comfortable or loose clothes

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Use only iodized salt To prevent miscarriage, goiter To protect your child from mental & physical disabilities Do not smoke or drink alcohol To avoid miscarriage, premature birth, birth of a small baby Do not take medicines unless prescribed by a health worker

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Have plenty of rest Reduce your workload Use a mosquito net when sleeping To avoid mosquito-borne diseases like malaria & dengue fever

Gives right treatment to protect you & your baby:

Gives right treatment to protect you & your baby Tetanus toxoid immunixation before delivery Iron tablets to prevent anemia Vitamin A or micro-nutrient supplementation to prevent infection Tablets to prevent malaria in endemic areas Routine urine and blood tests

Counsels you on preparing for delivery:

Counsels you on preparing for delivery Making a birth plan Where will your baby be delivered? Who will deliver your baby? Initiating breastfeeding Birth spacing after deivery

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REMEMBER! Husbands, partners or other family members should accompany you to pre-natal check-ups. They will help you to take better care of yourself and your baby.

Teaches you to recognize warning signs:

Teaches you to recognize warning signs Weight gain is too high or too low BP is too high or too low Pale and have anemia Get tired quickly Legs, arms, face are swollen Baby moves very little or not at all

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REMEMBER! Many danger signs can be avoided if you go to a skilled birth attendant when you first suspect that you are pregnant. The 1 st pre-natal check up should be during the 1 st 3 months.

Teaches you to recognize danger signs that need emergency help:

Teaches you to recognize danger signs that need emergency help Vaginal bleeding Headaches, dizziness, blurry vision High fever, waekness Fast or difficulty breathing

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Severe abdominal pain Severe or continuous vomiting Convulsions Bag of water breaking before time of pregnancy

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REMEMBER! For the safety of your life and the life of your baby, go to the health center or hospital immediately if you recognize any warning or danger signs

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Thank you!

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