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Mother and Child Health Series: Motherhood Before and After

 

WiRED's medical team is currently rewriting the material for this series. All the items with active links (in blue) are new or recently have been updated. Several modules listed in gray will be available very soon.

 

BEFORE PREGNANCY

Introduction to Before Pregnancy The module explains what women can do to make sure pregnancies are planned and healthy and covers the development of a reproductive life plan, birth control and family planning, and how a woman’s health conditions, risk factors, diet and medicines can affect her unborn child.

Birth Defects Birth Defects introduces the topic, examines the causes from genetic and chromosomal problems to environmental factors, lists the many types of birth defects and discusses prevention. The course addresses the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, the most common birth defect, and continues by providing information on specific birth defects.

Family planning A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module defines family planning, its purpose, its effect on the health of mothers and their offspring and family planning options.

Planificación Familiar (Spanish)

Planejamento Familiar (Portuguese)

Menstruation

 

PREGNANT NOW

Introduction to Pregnant Now Introduction to Pregnant Now provides general information on what happens after a woman becomes pregnant: what she should do, what kind of tests she and the baby will need and what happens if problems arise.

Gestational Diabetes This module defines gestational diabetes (found for the first time when a woman is pregnant), including how it will affect the newborn. Detailed treatment methods are also discussed.

Gestational Hypertension (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) This module describes blood pressure, its levels and types; hypertension and its signs, diagnosis and treatment; risk factors; and possible consequences for the mother, which include damage to kidneys and other organs, life-threatening preeclampsia and eclampsia; and early delivery and low birth weight for the baby.

Healthy Practices During Pregnancy A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module describes a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, prenatal care for mother and baby, diet, appropriate weight gain and more.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle During Pregnancy A Guide for General Audiences: This module describes healthy prenatal practices and exercise during pregnancy, including weight gain and appropriate nutrition.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle During Pregnancy — Information for Community Health Workers This module describes a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, antenatal care for mother and baby, managing gastrointestinal symptoms, and appropriate weight gain.

Maternal Sepsis

Pregnancy Complications (Express Module). A Guide for General Audiences: This module is specifically targeted to general audiences and includes information about health problems before and after pregnancy.

Complicaciones del Embarazo (Modulo Expreso) (Spanish)

 

LABOR AND DELIVERY

Introduction to Labor and Delivery The module serves as an introduction to the topic by giving guidelines to expectant mothers on what to expect, covers false labor, signs and stages of labor and presents an overview of pain management techniques, cesarean delivery and more.

Obstetric Fistula Obstetric Fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside the body--such as vessels, intestine (bowel), and the vagina or other structures--and the skin. This module describes Obstetric Fistula, looks at risk factors, symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Fístula obstétrica (Spanish) La fístula obstétrica es una conexión anormal entre dos partes internas del cuerpo - como vasos, intestino grueso (colon), y las estructuras vagina u otras - y la piel. Este módulo describe la fístula obstétrica, analiza los factores de riesgo, síntomas, complicaciones, diagnóstico y tratamiento de la enfermedad.

Fistule obstétricale (French)

Postpartum Depression For general audiences. Signs, diagnosis and treatment of Postpartum Depression.

Postpartum Hemorrhage

 

BECOMING A PARENT

Introduction to Parenting This module emphasizes the need for skilled attendants for newborns whether they are born at home or not, care for small and sick babies, home visit strategies and the importance of vaccinations and exams.

Child Growth and Development From birth to the end of adolescence, child development is a process that ranges from physical growth to mental autonomy. This module, split into two parts, describes the speed and pattern of child development and its causes, as well as discussing childhood healthcare and proper immunizations.

Child Nutrition

Childhood Obesity

Infant Feeding

Infant Health

Nursing Mother's Nutrition