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Unit 5: Discussion - Maternal and Infant Health 1 Unit 5: Discussion - Maternal and Infant Health Unfortunately, we still want to live in a sheltered space and ignore the fact teenagers are having sex. Since we want to ignore it we are not equipping these young people the resources and education on safe sex, pregnancy and outreach. Instead, the young boys and girls that are going through puberty and the young girls going through their menstrual cycle we shame them for thinking or talking about sex and the outcome of sex, which furthers the emotional and physical damage when it does happen. To prevent the current consequences of teen pregnancy we need to educate the younger generations from repeating the same process. It is time to steer away from looking at teen pregnancy as a problem and look at our education and community as the problem. Part 1 WIC The WIC program stands for Women, Infant, and Children and it was designed for low to no income families to still have a nutritional and healthy lifestyle even in their circumstances. The program serves as an educational platform as well as providing basic nutritional foods on vouchers for women and children and formula for formula based feed babies. All participants receive their vouchers at the end of the visit, in the beginning they will be checked for eligibility, go through a health assessment of getting height, weight and hemoglobin checked, then they will meet with a nutritionist to go over their diet, how to improve it and set goals to remain healthy. For pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers will meet with a breastfeeding consultant on site to educate, aid on breastfeeding problems, and are able to receive a breast pump that they qualify for or supplies for their pump.
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  • Spring '14
  • Boe,GerardP.
  • Maternal and Infant Health

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