But most often pregnant women do not have a reliable source of information, of bonding, of sharing, except from the kind they get from their families.It is only natural to feel concerned about the welfare of your baby and yourself and it in times like these. To help pregnant women not just cope with this wonderful time but also enjoy, Niloufer Ebrahim a trained pregnancy counselor and Dr. Jyothi Unni a obstetrician and gynecologist conduct an ante–natal education and awareness program.
Positively Pregnant consists of eight workshops that imparts vital information related to childbirth, baby care, breast feeding, self–care, pre and post–natal exercises, post natal care and new parenthood all of which are only supplementary to the services provided by your gynecologist.
Says Dr Unni, “If a mother is prepared for her baby in every way, this in turn helps her interact better with her doctors all thorough the nine months and during childbirth too”. Ebrahim feels that “By creating an awareness that goes beyond general knowledge of pregnancy, babies get the best possible start in life. This is because such babies have a better chance at being breast fed, at having relaxed mothers which immensely helps their own well being”. Positively pregnant also provides a support group as mothers to be in various stages of pregnancy share their experiences, clarify misconceptions and practice exercises, relaxation and breathing techniques for labor and delivery together.