FC: Raising Healthy Children
1: Table Of Contents | Unit 1: Preparation for Parenthood ~ Responsibilities of being a Parent. Unit 2: Pregnancy and Birth ~Healthy development Of Children. ~ Before & during birth. ~First few months after birth. Unit 3: Infant Care ~Nutrition for healthy development in Infants. ~Strategies to ensure effective communication to infants, toddlers and children.
2: Preparation for parenthood | 1.Marriage : Your marriage needs to be stable. 2. Social: Need to be prepared to loose social life. 3.Physically: You need to be physically ready, no alcohol, no smoking. 4.Intellectually: Need to understand the commitments and responsibilities of being/becoming a parent. 5.Emotionally: Need to be able to deal with the frustrations of a crying baby. 6.Financially: need to be financially stable. 7.Health: Both parents need to be healthy around the time of the Conception. 8.Age: Women are best to have a baby between 20 to mid 30s.
3: Pregnancy and Birth | First Doctors vists: The longest vist Pregnant women gets weighed Blood pressure and pulse is taken, blood test, urine test, external and internal pelvic exam. Pap smear Regular vists: Monthly vists for 7 months During 7 and 8 months doctor vists occur 2 weeks. 9 month increase every week Weighed, blood pressure and pulse is taken. Doctor listens to babys heart beat..
4: Foods to Avoid during pregnancy | Ramen noodles Sodas Pre-packaged lunches(like Lunchables) Frozen meals Iceberg lettuce | Prenatal Care | Bad diet: Premature birth low birth weight Feeble week Inability to breast feed Deformed babies Depression Babies have fewer brain cells.
5: Prenatal Tests Ultrasound Amniocentesis Glucose screening Umbilical Blood Sampling Non stress test Biophysical Profile Group B strep.
6: Child Birth | Health Care Professionals: 1.Midwife 2.Doctor 3.Obsatrision Options for birth: 1.Water Birth 2.Natural or C-section 3.Medication or no medication Factors can help you choose health care professionals: 1. Where you want to give birth 2.Setting 3.Natural or drugged up 4.Availability of resources What does the Apgar test measure? how the baby responds to.... Skin Colour, heart rate, reflexes,muscle tone, respiratory effort.
7: Infant Care | Mothers who are unable to breast feed, feed there baby formula. Breast feeding brings up your babies immunity. Always support your babies neck. Never shake a baby it causes SIDS ( Shaken Baby Syndrome) What causes SIDS? Soft Bedding Pillow,comforters or bumper pads Head and face covered Overheated bedroom Baby hasRESPIRATORY TRACK INFECTIONS!! Who does SIDS affect? Babies 2-4 months old. More male babies die from SIDS then girls Premature or low birth weight babies Infants from lower class families.