WiRED Launches Introduction to Pregnant Now




regnancy can be exciting, but it also can be stressful for a mother-to-be and her loved ones.


WiRED International’s latest health education module introduces key health issues related to pregnancy. The module is one of a free 24-part Mother and Child Health Series and begins a four-part section on being pregnant. The introduction 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.


WiRED’s module highlights the need to get prenatal care from a healthcare provider, to plan ahead before the baby arrives and to take care of the woman’s own body for her health and the health of her baby. The course also covers questions and concerns, immunizations, high-risk factors and the importance of a pregnant woman’s lifestyle, relationships and health habits.


A healthy pregnancy means giving a baby a healthy start in life. A good start to learning about pregnancy is to read WiRED’s Introduction to Pregnant Now.





Quiz Questions from WiRED’s Introduction to Pregnant Now Module

1. Women who are pregnant should have at least ____ prenatal care visits during their pregnancy.

 Two  Three  Four  Six

2. Pregnant women are given which vaccination?

 HPV vaccine  Inactivated polio vaccine
 Tetanus toxoid vaccine  Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

3. True or false: During the first trimester, hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in a woman’s body.

 True  False

4. Sudden or extreme swelling or very quick weight gain could be a sign of ___________________.

 Anemia  Gestational diabetes
 Preeclampsia  Yellow fever


WiRED’s Mother and Child Health Series


WiRED’s Mother and Child Health Series provides a 24-part comprehensive training program to assist families, caregivers, community health workers and others with subjects related to the following four topics: Before Pregnancy, Pregnant Now, Labor and Delivery, and Parenting. The Mother and Child Health series will be used by schools, clinics and hospitals and nongovernmental organizations that help families prepare for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and the years of childhood up to age five.


WiRED embraces WHO’s maternal, newborn and child health principle, “Continuum of Care,” in which skilled care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period prevents complications and allows for their early detection and appropriate management.




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