Published October 3, 2019 / All Stories
Prioritizing prenatal health
For an expectant mother, pregnancy is often a joyous but busy time as she prepares for the baby’s arrival.
In many parts of the world, she would seek prenatal care from her doctor, make plans to deliver in a health care facility and consider breastfeeding as a form of good nutrition for her child.
The soon-to-be mom would gain support and guidance from other women in her life, from her own mother to her friends and coworkers, covering topics like parenting techniques and how to ensure her family is financially stable.
But this scenario is not a reality in many countries around the globe, including Kenya where access to health care is limited, giving birth at home is commonplace and earning an income as a mother is challenging.