Maternal and Infant Health
Guiding expectant mothers, especially those that are first time mothers, can help to reduce medical and emotional complications and increase healthy outcomes for mother and child. As Promotores(as), we are aware that there are challenges experienced by some of our community members. These challenges can be due to issues of employment, living conditions, legal status and environment. Any of these stress factors can affect healthy outcomes.
While pregnancy and birth are impacted by factors outside of medical issues, this free 58-page English-language manual, we will focus on:
- Practical advice for a healthy pregnancy
- Changes during pregnancy
- Prenatal clinical visits
- Preparing a healthy home for the newborn
- Birth and delivery
- Postpartum challenges and the importance of medical follow-‐up, including family planning
- Newborn and well-baby health check-ups
MHP Salud has over 35 years of experience implementing CHW programs and training organizations looking to start and/or strengthen their own CHW programs. Visit our CHW Training & Consulting Services page to learn more about how we can help.