By Tracy Brookshier, Pike County Hospice Marketing Coordinator
February 19, 2020
Prenatal education is an important component of supporting healthy pregnancies. Prenatal education promotes the maintenance of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy, helping expectant mothers manage stress, support a healthy diet, avoid harmful chemicals and situations, recognize warning signs and symptoms that mean something may be wrong with their pregnancy, and prepare for labor and delivery.
Our agency offers an amazing Maternal & Child Health program that offers health education and so much more to the families of our community. This Becoming a mom program is giving us the ability to education and serve our prenatal population even more. Becoming a mom is an education and support class created by March of Dimes for women who are expecting. We will be offering these classes to the community free of charge; each class will have a different topic and will last about an hour.
In these classes you can expect discussions on topics such as basic prenatal care and doctor visits, what to expect with each stage of your pregnancy, staying healthy, other prenatal and post-natal resources and much more. Majority of them will be hosted in our Community Conference Room (side entrance) and those interested are urged to pre-register by phone, email or online. Click the link below to learn more or register.
Other Maternal & Child health services include vaccines for children, car seat safety training, newborn screenings, safe sitter training courses, baby basics classes and other health and safety education classes. To learn more about these services just click here or call our office at 573-324-2111.