As a single lady whose professional-oriented and don’t have any plans to have a family on my own, I know that any knowledge about pregnancy and conceiving is off the table. But because we’re Filipino people, this knowledge might be something you should learn by now. I have a lot of nieces and nephews. Some of them, I learned how to carry and change diapers when they’re still a baby. But compared to many moms out there, these duties are only just a glimpse of what they’re REALLY DOING.
That’s why Delgado Clinic, a well-known hospital which serves hundreds of mom’s pregnancy and child delivery care for 70 years, launched their new maternity facility with the “Optimal Birth Outcome (OBP) program. The program helps first-time moms and moms-to-be achieve a healthy pregnancy without complications.
The Optimal Birth Outcome consists of a 3-day workshop that serves as the ultimate care, support, and educational system for moms-to-be designed to minimize or even eliminate the congenital defect, premature birth, new-born infections, and other chronic complications for both mother and children. It also provides added-value services in support of the foundational needs of every individual mother. So no matter what level of physical or emotional health they mother comes in with, the goal of the program is to provide the best possible childbearing outcome for each mother and child.
To help you understand more about Optimal Birth Outcome, here are the five aspects of health that this program focuses. Scientifically proven to have wide-ranging effects for every pregnancy:
1. Nutrition and Wellness
They often said that everything you put in your body matters. Especially for pregnant women and for those who preparing to have a baby. Delgado Clinic has localized the latest scientific nutrition information to help reduce negative birth outcomes, achieve optimum development of the baby and provide a stable environment from which both mother and child may spring from.
2. Biotransformation & Elimination of Toxicants
Most birth defects may not cause poor nutrition, but for some, it might cause of multiple toxic elements that come from the woman’s environment. Pulling from the latest scientific evidence that OBO program equips mothers with practical knowledge of avoiding and substituting today’s most commonly used harmful chemicals.
3. Stress Management
If there’s a common thing I know about pregnancy, it’s about their critical stress management. The pregnant woman should not stress herself up because it affects a child’s developing brain, metabolic system, and body. Through the OBO stress management workshops, mothers are taught the multiple ways of managing stress and its link to long-term maternal and childhood diseases.
4. Exercise in Pregnancy
Moms-to-be need to stay in shape. I’”s an activity that improves or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. OBO program promotes different wellness activities that suited for every pregnant woman needs to help them have a safe and sound delivery and life after delivery.
5. Sleep Management
Every pregnant women need is a good sound sleep to protect the baby from the psychological stresses and strains of pregnancy. OBO program aims to make sure that moms-to-be will have good sleeping patterns that will make them healthy physically, psychologically, and emotionally.
Dr. Rolando “Oyie” Balburias, President and General Manager of Delgado Clinic once stated that , “We at Delgado Clinic would like to continue the legacy of our late founder, Dr. Jesus Delgado, his VISION and MISSION, and on being the pioneer advocate of CHAMPION OF MOTHER CARE for the past 70 years.”
Empowered by Johnson & Johnson, the First Time Mom Unit (FTMU) facility that caters to first time moms in their medical and hospital needs, and the Delgado Clinic’s Optimal Birth Outcome (OBO) program aims to deliver enriching workshops for the mother not only to give birth to a healthy baby, but also to be holistically healthy before, during, and after the pregnancy.
By signing onto the First Time Mom Unit (FTMU) and Optimal Birth Outcome (OBO) workshops, moms-to-be also become eligible to join on the “Bet on Your D-Day.” The exclusive contest created by the Delgado Clinic to give OBO participants more than just an educational reward but a chance to win discounts on their maternity packages and other amazing prizes.
The OBO program is scheduled to launch on January 20 followed by the succeeding workshops on January 27 and February 3, 2018 at the Delgado Clinic.
For more information on the OBO program, please visit the First Time Mom Unit of Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital located at 7 Kamuning Road, Diliman, Quezon City, or visit their website, www.jesusdelgadohospital.com/ and follow them on Facebook: Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital and Instagram: @delgadoclinicph