Initiatives to promote women health through prevention and wellness, improve the social condition of women both as an individual and community.
Healthy life style:
Through good nutrition, exercise and quality sleep we can promote a healthy life style and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Parents being the role model of their children, their health practices do have an impact on the child’s health.
Environmental and economic situations influence the health choices of a family. Healthy food, recreational and physical activities improve the physical and mental health state of a mother.
One important but the least noticed component of women health is her dental health. Minor tooth decay or a gum disease can affect her entire health condition. Women of lower economic conditions have scarce access to dental care.
Most of the women who land up in emergency visits to dentists are the ones who hold preventable dental conditions as the primary reason. Importance of oral care and hygiene is been overlooked and in most locations patients have no access to it.
A strong foundation is established between the women’s and children’s overall health during the time of pregnancy and it also provides a chance to promote it. An individual’s overall health across his/her complete life span is decided during their prenatal, infancy and early childhood.
Practicing healthy behavior throughout the pregnancy period including the pre and post pregnancy child care significantly contributes to the well being of the mother and child.
Prenatal and maternity care:
Healthy mothers produce healthy children. To give a strong start to the next generation ensuring that the mothers receive adequate prenatal care is mandatory.
Regular checkups, vaccination and screening will help in closely monitoring the mother and child health. It also helps in figuring out the complications if any, such as gestational diabetes and birth defects in the early stages of pregnancy.
Educating the mothers on the potential complications and encouraging them to follow healthy life style such as healthy eating habits, proper nutrition intake, and regular exercise will reduce risk of pregnancy complications. Mothers and infants who receive no or late prenatal care in the first trimester are highly prone to risks such as low birth weight, premature delivery and infant death.
Proper initiatives and programs that provide services and support through professionals help in saving the life of both mother and child.