6 February 2016:
Nagar Mitra – Friends of the City recently organized ‘Pregnancy and Maternity Care’ awareness program to the waste workers working in Chabahil, Balaju and Batkekopool clusters. This program was organized in association with Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON).
Total six didis were benefitted from this program. They were examined physically and also undergone urine test. Maternity kits and baby kits were also provided to them. Additionally, Clean Delivery kits were provided by MIDSON to the didis.
Sanchita Chapagain, Social Engagement Associate shares, “Most of them had history of complications related to pregnancy and had many queries related to it. This awareness program was fruitful for them.”
Five representatives from Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) explained about various stages of labor, importance of regular hospital visits, dealing with morning sickness, signs of pregnancy complications/ dangers, nutrition and sources of proper nutrition etc. Didis were well informed regarding birth preparedness steps. Didis were given personal contacts of the medical practitioners who have been practicing in Thapathali Maternity hospital since many years and who have been involved in MIDSON too.