Recommended Prenatal maternal behaviors and practices

Promoting Healthy Weight

The prenatal period and early years of life are crucial determinants of later cognitive and physical abilities, morbidity, mortality, mental health, and social abilities. There are multiple dimensions that influence the eventual outcomes of an individual’s overall health and well-being.

Focusing on the pediatric patient, select one of the topics below (please choose one that has not already been posted by another student) and discuss the current evidence-based recommendations by leading pediatric experts and professional organizations. Focus your discussion on guidelines for pediatric healthcare providers working in primary care.

  • Prenatal Health care
  • Recommended Prenatal maternal behaviors and practices
  • Anticipatory Guidance for Parents
  • The purpose of Well-Child visits
  • The benefits of Screening
  • Developmental Surveillance and monitoring
  • Safe Home environment
  • Proper nutrition
  • Immunizations and other efforts at illness prevention
  • Early intervention of abnormal findings
  • Quality of education and other socio-economic issues
  • Promoting a child’s sense of safety and security
  • Injury risk reduction involving car safety
  • Injury risk reduction involving water safety
  • Lead screening recommendations
  • Recommendations for identification of possible child abuse
  • Recommendations for identification of possible child neglect
  • Identification of Adolescent substance abuse
  • Screening for depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues
  • Promoting health weight
  • Promoting oral health
  • Promoting the safe use of social media
  • Promoting safe sexual practices



Subject:  PHD Health & Medical


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