Pregnancy is often a stressful and worrisome process for any woman. To ensure healthy birth of the newborn, gynecologists and physicians at an affordable health clinic should make important pregnancy related decisions. Below are some of the important decisions to be made with parental discussions in an affordable health clinic.

Finding a Pediatrician

There is no shortage of quality pediatricians in an affordable health clinic, male or female, and all of them are certified. The Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for instance, suggests that all parents should have a pediatrician for their newborn before birth of the newborn.

Breastfeeding is an Obligation

There is a rule you must adhere during pregnancy – “When in doubt, ask as many questions related to breastfeeding as possible.” In a free women’s clinic, all eyes are on the pregnant women only, rubbing hands and getting ready to provide you with timely information.

Pregnancy is a Safe Deposit

Cesarean deliveries are often termed as slightly risky going by the ground of rationale in particular. Decisions such as cord clamping and circumcision would still be left to you even as doctors carry out their procedure diligently. In stark contrast, gynecologists recommend 1-minute cord clamping in normal pregnancy.

Blood Donation Matters

An affordable health clinic helps to collect the blood left on your newborn’s umbilical cord. Giving birth to a newborn is a great opportunity for you to donate this human efficient blood to those in need. There are many life-saving stem cells in the blood of the umbilical cord.

Decisions on Placenta Release

A community care center and a free women’s clinic may adopt different policies regarding placenta release. Again, this is not to say that facilities differ greatly but reflects only on the removal procedure and transportation sometimes. Just feel free to ask the doctor or any staff in the facility to clear your doubts and stay relaxed all the time during pregnancy.

Compared to the mother, it is the newborn that benefits greatly once the baby steps into the habitat called earth. Babies get disease prevention vaccinations, polio vaccination and pediatric care even after pregnancy. Pediatric care extends afterwards too to give extended support to parents, both emotional and medical.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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