Maternity classes for women in slums
As part of the ‘Care for Her’ campaign, the India Home Healthcare (IHHC) conducted an educational camp for women aged between 20 – 45 years in the...
As part of the ‘Care for Her’ campaign, the India Home Healthcare (IHHC) conducted an educational camp for women aged between 20 – 45 years in the slum areas at Jubilee Hills on Tuesday.In association with the NGO, Youngistaan foundation, the camp addressed the group of pregnant women and young mothers on the right balance of nutritional requirements and importance of postures during pregnancy.
Talking to a group of around 100 women in different batches, the team from India Home Health Care led by Madhuri Kasi – Director, IHHC - Hyderabad discussed about the different stages a woman goes through in her life. The team highlighted the importance of right diet and nutrients required at every phase with a mention on the common diseases and disorders that arise when the proper nutritional needs are not met.
Demonstrating a series of physiotherapy exercises, the groups were taught on how to implement them in their daily routine, to prevent back pain and improve posture for preventing incontinence during and after pregnancy. Towards the end, the team distributed a healthy snack bag containing fruits, to the camp’s attendees and also to their neighbors who could not attend the camp.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr Anitha Arockiasamy, President-IHHC, said, “Healthy food is an important aspect in the overall functioning of our body system. However, this has remained negligent and proper attention was not given to it. With a lack of awareness on the same, we wanted to guide women living in the slum areas, on how to take care of themselves through right food and exercises during various phases of woman hood. We hope initiatives like these remain fruitful and provide a great help to the women of our society”.