Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 3, Topic 4: Prenatal and Maternal Health
This 32-page document in Kirundi and English educates people about prenatal and maternal health. It advises preparing for labor and delivery with their partner and doctor. Preconception health, prenatal care and doctor's visits, and birthing options are discussed. The document provides advice about health care, food, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, financial assistance and medical insurance, maternity and paternity leave, and safety for babies. It examines preparations for delivery, and explains what happens during labor, the delivery room, pain management, delivery, care at home, breastfeeding, and postpartum depression. The USCRI's complete Life Skills for Burundian Refugees resource is also available at www.refugees.org.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.