A new booklet from the pregnant woman from the Ministry of Health, orients on the Aedes aegypti
Health Agency - The Ministry of Health has just launched the new Pregnant Woman's Book, a prenatal follow-up tool for health professionals and pregnant women using the services of the Unified Health System (SUS), distribution begins in the coming weeks in all states of the country. The document includes a prenatal follow-up card to record clinical and dental appointments, test results and vaccines, among other information. In this edition, the booklet includes information on prevention and protection against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever, chikungunya fever and Zika virus.
The document includes the guidelines of good practices in pre- birth, birth and birth and the proposals of the Stork Network Strategy, duly aligned with the National Policy for Integral Attention to Women's Health. It is an interactive tool that contains spaces for the pregnant woman and her / his partner to make notes and record impressions about the moment they are living, as well as helping to answer the most frequent questions.
In the new notebook, the health professionals will be able to record all the data of the consultations and clinical information of the pregnant woman, and will be made available in all health services that perform prenatal care by SUS in Brazil. For pregnant women and their families, this is a very useful document, since it provides guidance on how prenatal care will be performed, important information about gestational care, signs of labor, the physiology of humanized delivery and care with the puerperium (period of 42 days postpartum) and breastfeeding.
The booklet favors the qualification of prenatal care as the procedures and clinical practices are performed and evaluated, systematically and periodically, in all consultations, along with possible diagnoses, which are duly recorded in the document. This allows a better flow of information among professionals, health services and a more appropriate care to the patient. R $ 3.7 million is being invested in the printing of 3,192,737 passbooks and perinatal records, a prenatal registration instrument that will be attached to the pregnant woman's chart and will serve as a mirror for the book. pregnant women to have access to safe, evidence-based information on the pregnancy, delivery and puerperium processes. It is also important that she is aware of her civil rights, the recommended routines for prenatal and which access to this information contributes to the greater empowerment of these women, strengthening their autonomy and protagonism, as well as their confidence in the natural processes of gestation, childbirth and breastfeeding, "he explained. the General Coordinator of Women's Health of the Ministry of Health, Maria Esther Vilela.
The booklet also favors dialogue with the gestan individual and collective health education actions and allows women to have a portable instrument where all the information related to their prenatal care is recorded, which guarantees the obtaining of information by other health services in case of emergencies and
The first version of the pregnant woman's booklet was published in 2015. The one in 2016 has many new features in relation to the previous card. In the new version, in addition to information on prevention and protection against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, are data on the importance of syphilis treatment and prevention of congenital syphilis, including space for registration of treatment.The document also provides information on delivery assistance by obstetrician or obstetrician and spaces for recording the birth and prenatal plans of the partner. The booklet has a simple and objective language to dialogue with women during pregnancy, through texts and explanatory figures in health education actions.
How should breastfeeding be? Breastfeeding is ideal for child in the first year of life. It should be exclusive (no added water or teas) until the first six months of life. In the second half of the year, breastmilk continues to be important, but new foods must be introduced gradually. Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and child and should be encouraged for all babies, always taking into account maternal willingness, availability and dedication.
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