MSK Kishtwar hosts Godh Bharai program for Pregnant Women

Kishtwar : District level Centre For Women, (Mahila Shakti Kendra) Kishtwar today organised the Godh Bharai programme under Poshan Abhiyan here at Angawanwari Centre Sangrambhatta-B.
The Programme was organised to aware pregnant women regarding the proper diet during pre and post pregnancy, early initiation of breast feeding and its benefit both for mother and children, childcare tips, supplement to be taken during pregnancy, importance of antenatal checkup for pregnant women, etc.
The MSK team informed the participants that adequate nutrition with good quality and that quantity of food during pregnancy is beneficial for the health of both the mother and her child. They were told that maternal malnutrition increases the risk of gestational anemia, hypertension, miscarriages and fetal deaths during pregnancy, pre-term delivery and maternal mortality. So it is important to take nutritional diets which influence the health of the mother and her child.
The participants were also sensitised about the Poshan Maah or Nutrition Month which is celebrated from 1st to 30th September and aims to reduce low-birth weight, stunting and undernutrition, and anemia among children, adolescent girls and women.
The Programme was attended by AWW’s, Anganwadi Helpers, Pregnant Women besides others.