This flipbook contains key messages that pregnant women and their families need in order to plan care of an infant at home right after birth. This material is meant for outreach to pregnant women and their families with poor access to health services. These communities may also have low-literacy levels and/or poor access to health information.
Preterm birth is the leading direct cause of neonatal deaths worldwide, and, in addition, low birthweight is a significant underlying cause in over 60% of all neonatal deaths. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a simple, low-cost intervention in which mothers serve as human incubators for their newborns, and according a recent meta-analysis on the effectiveness of KMC, it is one of the most effective ways to save preterm babies.
I love this great new resource from Thriving Family -- 52 devotionals to use throughout the year that focus on the fruit of the Spirit. Spending time with your family each week doing these short devotionals can strengthen your faith and help you teach foundational truths to your children.
A father watches as his wife breastfeeds their new baby in the maternity ward of the Singburi Hospital, in the town of the same name. Fathers are encouraged to learn about the benefits and become active supporters of breastfeeding. Thailand is one of 12 developing countries to take the lead in instituting the "ten steps" of baby-friendly practice in as many hospitals as possible.