A professional nurse and administrator of the Zoe’s medical clinic in Pipeline Community, Paynesville City Doris Diggs, is warning pregnant women in the country to seek medication at referral health facilities to prevent health complications during or after giving birth.
She gave the caution during a one-day community outreach in six communities recently on how to deal with health matters when they arise.
She notes that many pregnant women could survive child birth and other health complications if they underwent periodic medical examinations to determine their status.
She also asks pregnant women to take regular exercise instead of sitting day whole day, which in some instances creates nerve breakdown and results to death of either mother or child.
During the campaign, dozens of health sensitizers distribute flyers with messages such as “Go to the hospital and not backyard clinics”; “Exercise helps pregnant women to remain healthy”; “Eat dry fish, potato greens, amongst others.”
By Emmanuel Mondaye -Editing by Jonathan Browne