First-time parents find new allies in journey to safer births
When you become a parent of this generation, the first thing you do is google everything about pregnancy. Social media has played a big role in our decision during our pregnancy period. I was actually envy that there such a thing like this so that you don’t feel alone and vulnerable for nine months. It’s a different thing talking to parents to be like you.
The importance of social media and technology were also felt by health agencies and that is why FWD Life Philippines President and CEO Peter Grimes believes that combined efforts by a consortium of like-minded advocates will only help make safer births more achievable for Filipino families.
The consortium—spearheaded by FWD in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), among others—is seen to become instrumental in building a community that actively helps first-time parents prepare for the wide range of health and financial risks tied to pregnancy. Complementing the consortium is FWD’s community parenting app for expectant parents, “Ready to Parent”.
What is a Ready to Parent App, it’s that app where parent to be can chat, learn information from articles that are publish. As its contribution to the promotion of safer pregnancy, FWD recently introduced its mobile-first community parenting app—“Ready to Parent” —designed as a companion for first-time parents. Tied to DoH’s vision of creating a community of empowered and informed Filipino parents, FWD’s “Ready to Parent” app, which may now be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, will serve as one of the channels through which first-time parents can share their journey to parenthood, as well as exchange useful tips and advice on better maternal and infant health, all done in real time. Through the app, expectant parents can chat with fellow community members, learn from a host of shareable parenting- and pregnancy-related articles, and journal their pregnancy journey.
The highlight of the consortium, dubbed as “PATH TO LIFE,” will be the partnership with DoH spokesperson and long-standing public health champion Dr. Eric Tayag, and obstetrics and gynecology expert, Dr. Blanca de Guia.
The Path to Life consortium aims to reach out to families whose mothers, newborns, and fathers will benefit from being ready for the risks that come with this life-changing journey.
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