This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
More than 75% new mothers in India are anaemic and most put on less weight during pregnancy than they should. This leads to unhealthy foetal growth, low birth weight and non-genetic congenital abnormalities in babies. Prenatal care during pregnancy is directly related to the health and wellbeing of the expecting mother and the unborn child. This video provides guidance on taking care of themselves and their baby during pregnancy and the importance of getting good care before, during, and after pregnancy. It emphasizes the need for expectant parents obtain their Mother and Child Protection Card from an Anganwadi . It also urges them to ensure that the expectant mother gets the correct diet at the correct time, at least two hours of rest in the daytime and 8 hours sleep at night. This video is aimed at creating awareness about the prenatal care and nutrition requirements of a mother for the healthy development of the child. It explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition. It can be used by Aanganwadi , ASHA and ANM workers as well as the healthcare centers. Click here to view the video.