Cadena de Madres - Driscoll Children's HEALTH PLAN
The Cadena de Madres Project will provide culturally appropriate information and a supportive environment for pregnant women to promote positive behaviors. The program is offered through a series of baby showers at various sites every week in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr & Willacy Counties. The "Baby Showers" will be presented in three sessions celebrating pregnancy, offering games, prizes, and healthy snacks. Whilte attending the baby showers, the participants will learn how to make healthy choices during their pregnancy and recognize the negative impact of smoking, alcohol, and drugs on their health. They will comprehend the advantages of prenatal care and understand the complications that may occur during their pregnancy as well as learn to recognize signs of preterm labor, and early labor signs, and understand when medical intervention is needed. A second component of the project is a monthly post-natal home visitation program. This will include monthly home visitation by a health education advocate for six months post partum to assist the mother with basic newborn care, immunization compliance, and safety tips.
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For more information, contact us at:
AVANCE Inc., Rio Grande Valley
1205 S. Galveston Rd.
McAllen, Tx 78501
Phone: (956) 618-1642