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Health program specifically for adolescent motherhood in the ASSIR services of Barcelona City

BARCELONA

Nurses in chargeMarta Boqué Ramón (ASSIR Muntanya), Anna Payaró Listerri and Judit Pelegrí Alvarez (ASSIR Esquerre)

Entity/Agency in charge: ASSIR Primària Barcelona Ciutat


Description

Taking into consideration the characteristics of the teenage community in our areas (the districts with the highest rate of teenage pregnancy being Sants-Montjuïc and Nou Barris), it was important to offer a program that was specific for young mothers in ASSIR centers, in order to improve the health status of the teenagers and their children. Multidisciplinary group: midwives, gynecologists, psychologists, social workers, etc.

Through the activities in the program, the teenagers receive the elements that will allow them to preserve their health, promote autonomy and co-accountability, in such a way that the highest benefits can be obtained in terms of health and resource utilization.

The target community are pregnant girls under 21 years old.

The groups of birth preparation/postpartum have a great potential to produce changes thanks to the processes of identification, recognition and support among equals. These facts boost the work done by the professionals.

Objectives:

  • Helping to create new bonds and consolidating the existing ones, which can help young girls during pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood.
  • Knowing one’s own body and the changes that take place in it.
  • Stimulating the bond with the child and with the social & familiar environment.
  • Facilitating the accountability for this new experience and the recognition of its real possibilities.
  • Fostering the knowledge and development of the girl’s personal resources in her own self-esteem.
  • Promoting the involvement and support of her partner.

Barcelona, Espanya

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