Information About You and Your Baby Well-Being
Welcome to my place from which I examine the world of the young child. There are factors that may occur that will occur even before conception that may impact on the child’s development. The aim is to provide tips to ensure the baby’s well-being. The information given covers a wide range of issues about your baby and you. There are tips to prevent or overcome these issues. These will ensure baby and mother’s well-being.
One of the most valuable thing for anyone to have is information. The whole matter of getting information and yet do not use it, is a miscarriage. Maternal and child health practitioners both public and private, aim is to educate families about the young child. Fortunately, unfortunately, mothers are the ones to be given almost every aspect of promoting their health, their babies health, and well-being. In doing this, more women are empowered for change.
This author sees information a call to action for good.
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The unborn baby and the newborn’s quality of life somewhat depends greatly on the mother’s quality of life. Consideration must be given of the health status of mother before conception and during pregnancy. Some health situations if not taken care of early or none at all (that is before conception) and even during pregnancy can have negative impact both on mother and infant.
Initially, the mother’s well-being may be assessed by:
- Freedom from signs/symptoms of diseases
Some diseases do not show signs nor symptoms early or maybe none at all
- Feeling of strength and vitality.
- The drive to do things-Enthusiasm
- The overall general feeling of joy, peace, happiness and optimism
- A mother’s well-being and quality of life is wrapped up in what is generally known as “ health”
What is Health?
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization definition).
In order to view this definition holistically, the aspect of “spiritual” well-being to this definition may be added.
Illness draws heavily on the mother’s quality of life. Thus, the impact on the baby’s quality of life. Yet illness is not the only thing to cause an adverse effect on the baby from in the womb and even after birth.
Illness and other situations may cause a dual impact on both mother and baby. That was noted to explain that emotional or stressful events can encourage ill-health. Therefore, ill-health can also cause stressful or emotional situations. This combo (emotional distress and illness) may lead up to a powerfully adverse effect on both parties (mother and baby).
Diseases, more so communicable diseases for example, sexually transmissible infections, emotional stress, drugs, nutritional deficiencies and of course to some extent genetic influences passed on by the mother can affect the unborn child.
There is no vertical impact from the father of the child or sex partner (s) of the mother. However, the baby can inherit genetic impact from the father. An example of one of such cases is diabetes. This is not transmitted sexually. The father may transmit a sexually transmitted infection to the mother. However the father cannot transmit this to the unborn child. Only the mother can do this.
What Part Does Spirituality Play?
Spiritual attention directs one to that aspect of life that cause one to feel comfortable. The individual, in this case, mommy is relaxed, experiencing a feeling of being stress-free, optimistic and having the ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships. An unborn baby can detect and be affected by a stressed mother. Spirituality facilitates hope, happiness and peace among such the like. This happens greatly when one draws one’s a personal belief system for support. Have you ever had this experience? What do you think about this?
I have found that in situations when emotions overwhelm me, that reading makes a difference. Finding the right book to read is also a part of the answer. Therefore, I recommend that you find a book that will be benefical. Do not allow emotions to get you down. If you do not have a book to answer this I would want to recommend this book below. One of your choice may still work for you.
Provision and Preparation
The matter of preparation and provision for the unborn child and even after birth is a profound consideration.
A good preparation for the health of the baby demonstrates a good provision for the offspring. The onus is on the woman to ensure ante-natal care and post-natal care. The mother also has the moral responsibility to conduct herself in a way to protect the unborn baby from diseases such as sexually transmitted infections and unnecessary drugs. These can affect baby seriously. She must also pass on positive emotions and love to the baby in the womb and after birth.
The preparation of food, clothing and housing are no less important. Mommy must take care to eat properly for self and baby. Preparation for clothing must have consideration for the type of weather at birth of baby and thereafter. Proper shelter is one of man’s basic needs. The baby fits in this demand readily. Therefore, adequate preparation for housing is quite in order.
I have often considered the fact that a child has no control on these aspects of its life. I mean it is not able to decide or had no choice about:
- Its mother
- Its father
- Rich or poor mother
- Rich or poor father
- The house that it will first live in, and for a long time
- The clothes that it will wear at birth
- The antenatal (Prenatal) care it will get
- Who will be its first visitors and the list goes on
The child is born into the world and not being able to care for itself. It came as an helpless individual. It had no choice to whom it was coming. This however lies on the shoulders of parents. What an awesome responsibility of parenthood. This child must be prepared for life. Without parents and significant others, the child is vulnerable.
Because of this it has given me very deep consideration to advocate for children. It is on these bases that I posit that preparation should be seriously considered for the baby . These considerations should be done all the way and as they move into adulthood.
This definitely means that the necessary early stimulation, training and education should be given to the child from birth. Social graces must be taught. The child can not be exposed as a misfit for society. They should be empowered or equipped by their parents in order that they can stand favorably and independently into adulthood.
The aim for parents is that they should provide for the child in a way that the child will be so equipped that he or she will do the same for his or her offspring (s) to come. If the good things are not done, then there is an aim for a vicious circle.
It cannot be over-emphasized that all training begins from the baby stage and gradually develops with age.
As stated In the preceding discourse, in addition, as a parent, daddy or sex partner, has his role already cut out for him. He must:
- Support mother while in pregnancy in order that she will give proper support to baby in womb and after birth.
- Stay healthy for mother and baby.
- He must help to see to it that she stays healthy. This he can do by assisting her to make the right decisions for her health and also that he himself stays healthy for her.
- Assist with household (family) demands
In conclusion I must state that the well-being of the child depends greatly on what is dealt to him or her by: Parents, nature, society and government to be specific.
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