20 Weeks of Pregnancy
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Two types of diabetes can occur during pregnancy—pre-existing diabetes, which will continue after pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, which will go away after the baby is born. Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn't make enough insulin or you can't use it correctly. This video offers details on how these two types diabetes can affect a pregnancy.
Baby's Almost Here: Managing Risks as You Approach Delivery
This video will illustrate the importance of prenatal education in reaching the full 40-weeks of pregnancy. It will explain the importance of maintaining a proper diet and nutrition, avoiding alcohol, drugs and cigarette smoke and controlling weight gain during pregnancy. It will provide guidance on natural, spontaneous labor that includes getting regular, prenatal checks, knowing warning signs to watch for and understanding the optimal window for brain and respiratory development. In addition, the program will discuss the dangers of using medications to induce labor, including long-term difficulties for children who are born pre-term, encouraging women to accept help and try to enjoy their pregnancies.
Partner's Role with Baby: Bonding with Baby
We know how important the mother/baby bond is, but just as important is a bond between partner and baby. Ways for a partner not only to be a caregiver but also to form a bond with baby include physical touch, diapering and bathing the baby and supporting the mom when breastfeeding. Forming a bond with baby also helps mom's partner learn to recognize baby's cues and build their relationship with baby.