A new mother training program at Haad Khampee Sub-district, Pakchom district, Loei province

A new mother training program at Haad Khampee Sub-district, Pakchom district, Loei province

There was a new mother who attended to the training this time told that ‘my grandmother asked me to drink beer, this will help cleaning the head of my baby in pregnancy’ Once we heard this, it was shocked that why there is still existed of such wrong belief. The mother, she really meant of her telling, it was not a joke talking.

A woman who drinks alcohol while she is pregnant may harm her developing baby (fetus). Alcohol can pass from the mother's blood into the baby's blood. It can damage and affect the growth of the baby's cells. Brain and spinal cord cells are most likely to have damage. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) describes the range of alcohol effects on a child. The problems range from mild to severe. Alcohol can cause a child to have physical or mental problems that may last all of his or her life.

Following to the procedures written in the pregnancy guidelines (pink color cover of the book) and the guidelines of new mothers for child developmental growth (while color cover book) received from the hospitals is the best tool to ensure and secure everything in an appropriate way for the babies.

Thank you the diapers from Mamy Poko Thailand, thank you to all donations of kids’ clothes and stuffs. Pregnant and new mothers and the kids received it all… Thank you