The time before a child is born is critical for the successful delivery of a healthy baby. It is important for the parent giving birth to be in good health physically and emotionally to receive the gift of a newborn child. LULAC Head Start provides the following pre-natal services to participating parents and families:
1. Health and Nutrition seminars for mothers-to-be
2. Birthing preparation and practice seminars
3. Breast feeding
4. Newborn care seminars
5. Systems of intergenerational family support
As a new parent, caring for your new baby is one of the most important things you will ever do. In order to do this to the best of your ability, it is important to take care of yourself as well. This means ensuring you are physically and emotional healthy.
During the hours a baby is with you in your care, you are responsible for meeting the baby’s needs. The baby relies on you to interpret communications and provide nurturing and responsive care. The pressures from these demands can sometimes be overwhelming and frustrating.
Caring for young children is a high-energy job and taking care of your emotional and physical needs is essential. Finding ways to relieve stress is important. Be sure to use the supports that are available to you from LULAC Head Start or other educational, health or mental health consultants. Attend training sessions for parents and use these as opportunities to gain knowledge that supports your role as a parent and to network with other parents. Use the 2-1-1 Infoline as a resource for information regarding community services. By calling 2-1-1, you’ll be connected to Child Care, Child Development (Birth to Three), Husky, and Care 4 Kids. You can also access the Infoline Website on the Internet at www.infoline.org
THE PRENATAL PROGRAM IS UP AND RUNNING AT LULAC HEAD START INC.
CONTACT OUR PRENATAL ADVOCATE AT 203-836-5850