Thinking what I have to say about your little one’s health? It is not a simple protection topic that I would like to shed light upon, but something much more important than that. I would like to discuss more on prenatal infections that seem to creep into babies at an alarming rate in UK and USA nowadays.
Feb 22- International Prenatal Prevention Month
Every February the medical world takes an effort to celebrate the International Prenatal Prevention Month, but very few people actually know about it or rather benefit from its services. The reason being- no proper spread of information.
So, what exactly does the Prenatal Prevention Mission plan to propagate?
The main highlight of the topic is prenatal infections. This is most life threatening dangers that seems to eat into lives of babies below three months old. Some of the common infections that affect them are: Group B Strep and Meningitis. During the month of February, more awareness programs are conducted all over various states in USA and UK, to make young mothers and expectant mothers aware of the dangers that infections can cause on their young ones.
Many a time, it is lack of education that causes a problem, so if we can all spare at least one month towards enabling the birth of healthy babies, wouldn’t that be an exemplary service to society?
More on Prenatal Infections
These are infections that trigger in a baby because any sort of virus or bacteria travels from the mother to her child at the time of the pregnancy period or maybe even during the time of delivery. This virus could develop at any phase – sometimes in the womb, in the initial stages of pregnancy or in some cases immediately when the baby is born.
Next Question – How to Support the International Prenatal Prevention Month?
There is a lot we can do in a short span of time. Just one thought is needed- the mind to bring as many as many babies to the safe zone of existence. You certainly do not need to alert and make aware the whole world. Start small and talk to women and families in your locality. That is where we can start for now.
- Do you know enough?
We never can convince and talk to anyone, unless we understand what we are supposed to deal with. So, study clearly- (though not in detail) about what are the diseases that can affect a baby, the mother, its symptoms and what are the basic ways of saving a child at the beginning stages.
For this, you can talk to medical practitioners and read a lot of materials that explain what prenatal infections really mean and include.
- Talk, Talk, Talk
Yes, for a start, we really need to communicate and interact with people around us and see who might need our help. The fact is that in many areas there may be people who may not have even realized that the baby is suffering from a disease. There are possibilities of assuming their baby is ill and no serious attention may be given for the same.
So, enquire how many babies have been born in your locality, how many expectant mothers are there and also are there any families who have women and kids with serious or unexplainable illnesses. Data collection is crucial for you to get an idea and get optimum results for your work.
- Support Babies
Build a community next. Encourage your family or your friends or colleagues to support your cause. Encourage families to take part in these programs. Organize talk shows, discussion forums and social gatherings for patients, and doctors, nutritionists, nurses to join in and help make the event a success.
It is through such gatherings many a times, people get to exchange views and also dump their misconceptions, so if you happened to shed light and change their life- you will be the reason for a smile in many families.