Dr Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital Launches First Time Mom Unit

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Possibly one of the most terrifying moments in a woman’s life is the realization you have when you learn you’ll be a first time mom. No matter how much you’ve prepared for it or want it, the feeling can be overwhelming. I became a first time mom at the age of 19. This is when I learned I was pregnant with my eldest. I was 19, poor and a blank slate. You can say that raising Bastian was my time of learning and trial and error. My pregnancy with him was full of reading up to prepare and plenty of uncertainty. I gave birth to him in a lying in clinic and it was an experience that toughened me up.

Today, options are better and woman are more informed. At the forefront of creating a sense of security  and knowledge for first time moms is Dr Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital (JDMH). The launching of the First Time Mom Unit at Jesus Memorial Delgado Hospital on May 29 will provide the necessary information needed for all women who are or will be moms.

Dr Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital located in Kamuning, Quezon City was founded on August 1,1948 by Dr. Jesus C. Delgado and his wife, Mrs. Carmen Bayot-Delgado. In the 1960′s, Dr. Mary Rose Delgado-Abad and her husband, Dr. Rainerio S. Abad, an OB-GYNE specialist and Oncologist helped grow the clinic. The Phil Health accredited medical facility is under current President-Administrator, Ma. Violeta Delgado Cojuangco.

What is a First Time Mom Unit?

At Dr Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital, this unit will offer seminars, pre & post natal classes, birthing classes, basic first aid and CPR, a support group, and even discounts. Plenty of support and information to ensure that moms give birth properly and in safe health.

Free Classes for First-Time Moms in Metro Manila/Quezon City

Power is definitely knowledge. The more information about what will happen the less stress and uncertainty a first time mom will experience. A great way to learn the essentials is to sign up for classes that will help with the journey of motherhood. The best thing about it is you can attend these classes for free at the JDMH First Time Mom Unit.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Preparation Classes

  • Learning the normal body changes expected throughout pregnancy.
  • Knowing the physical symptoms to watch out for so treatment can be sought right away.
  • Vaccines, vitamins, or diagnostic tests that might be needed.
  • What labor and delivery will entail.

Vaccination and Newborn Care Counseling

  • Importance and proper schedule of vaccines for your baby.
  • Basics of newborn care.
  • Sharing of knowledge to ensure your partner and other caregivers are informed as well.

Nutrition Counseling and Exercise Classes

  • Proper care to keep mom and baby healthy during pregnancy.
  • Diet changes or improvements necessary for mom and baby’s health.
  • Safe exercises.

Basic First Aid and CPR Classes

  • Background on basic first aid and CPR.
  • Classes for moms and babies, but also for husbands and helpers.

Breastfeeding Counselling and Play Workshops

  • Learning how to properly breastfeed.
  • Hygiene
  • Difficulties that could arise (like soreness or insufficient breastmilk supply).
  • Play and musical classes for first-time moms and their babies to bond.

Membership for the First Time Mom Unit of JDMH is free and offers prenatal and postnatal classes for moms, parents of newborns, and other people involved in the care of the baby.

Members are also guaranteed “VIP Maternity Services” from the hospital with additional benefits like discounted rates for some pharmacy items, discounted fees for selected laboratory tests and radiology and ultrasound procedures, and an ambulance service. Moms can get a complimentary photo before and after the delivery, a welcome treat for the new member of the family, and freebies from different sponsors.

Learn more about it by visiting the First Time Mom Unit launch on May 29 or by calling (02) 924-4051.

Follow Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital on Facebook or visit their website for more information.

Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital is located at 7 Kamuning Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

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Have a Better Breakfast with Whole Grains Nestle Breakfast Cereals

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Lately Jael has been reminding me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. He can’t skip it and brunch is unacceptable. Pretty strict right? Well, I’ve been hearing this ever since we attended the Better Breakfast event by Nestle Breakfast Cereals.

At this particular event, we learned about the importance of whole grains in breakfast cereals. What it is, what it’s for, what food has it and why we should be including it in our daily diet.

Whole grains are all parts of the grain that are made up of 3 parts: bran, endosperm and the germ. White bread, rice and pasta are only made of the middle section. The entire grain is used for whole grains breakfast cereals and experts recommend eating at least 3 servings (48g) whole grain a day.

Nutrition facts:

  • Over 37 million bowls of Nestle cereal have been eaten
  • Only 1 in 20 children and adolescents eat whole grain
  • 99% of children do not meet the whole grain recommendation

Benefits:

  • Have better nutrient intake
  • Have a healthier body weight
  • Less likely to gain weight over time
  • Have a healthier heart (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease)
  • Less likely to have diabetes and certain cancers

We have cereal almost every morning. A bowl gives the kids enough energy to start their day. You can add fruits to add extra vitamins and minerals. Other sources of whole grains is corn on the cob, popcorn, wholemeal pita bread, brown pasta, porridge oats, brown rice, crackers made with whole grains, wholemeal tortilla, and wholemeal bread.

Jael loves these breakfast bars and ate a bunch. It’s an ideal starter or snack.

National Nutrition Survey: Only 1 in 20 Filipino Children Get Benefits from Whole Grains

Most children in the Philippines are getting less than the recommended intake of whole grains and fiber according to the 8th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, and the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). The study, which looked at the whole grain consumption of different Filipino population groups, revealed that only 1 in 20 children consume whole grain. It also showed that, overall, 99% of Filipinos do not consume ≥48g of whole grain per day which is the US whole grain intake recommendation.

 

“We believe breakfast is more than a good start to your day—it’s the foundation for a better future. We want moms to feel empowered to make informed and healthy choices, so they can provide the best nutrition for their children. We have made this easier by making whole grain the number one ingredient in all Nestlé Breakfast Cereals that are popular with school children and teens,” said Ece Durukan, Nestlé Regional Nutrition and External Affairs Manager for Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

Ece DurukanNestlé Regional Nutrition and External Affairs Manager for Asia, Middle East and Africa

Baking Koko Krunch Cereal

Events like this are always a fun and productive way to spend time with Jael. One of his favorite Nestle breakfast cereals is Koko Krunch along with Milo and Koko Krunch Duo.

It was a very hands on event as Jael and I made our very own cereal. From the kneading of the pre-made dough to shaping it and finally baking and dipping it in chocolate.

 

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Share a Letter for Mom this Mother’s Day and Win a Robinsons Supermarket Gift Basket!

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Mom’s day comes around only once a year and I wanted to make it a special one! Robinsons Supermarket and I have teamed up to give away 3 gift baskets to 3 deserving moms this Mother’s Day!

Robinsons Supermarket has always put health and wellness first and they’re sharing a gift basket filled with healthy treats worth Php1500 each.

“Write a letter to your mom and win a grocery basket from Robinsons Supermarket!”

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It’s really easy to win a gift basket for that special woman in your life. Just follow the Rafflecopter mechanics to get a chance to WIN 1 of 3 gift baskets! There will be 2 winners on Facebook and 1 winner on Instagram.

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Contest ends May 26, 2017

Prizes will be picked up by the winners at 2f Zaragoza Bldg., 102 Gamboa street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Open to Metro Manila only.

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