Department: Health & Environment
Release Date: Dec 20, 2010
Jane Viste, MPH
Over 100 expectant mothers received one-on-one health education and healthy pregnancy guidance in 2010 through Larimer County’s Prenatal Plus program. This year the program upgraded its presentations thanks to a generous gift from the Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation which funded a portion of the nurses’ teaching materials with a grant for $2,075.
The grant was used to fund new prenatal curriculum materials that are given to clients at appropriate gestational times throughout their pregnancies. The materials were designed and tested by Florida State University. Local clients reported that the materials made a positive difference in their prenatal education and behaviors.
“The PVH Foundation’s generosity helped us provide a valuable teaching aide for our maternity nurses to use in their one-on-one sessions with moms and dads,” said Linda Diede, RN, supervisor of Larimer County’s Maternal Services Programs. At the end of the pregnancy the curriculum is reassembled in a sturdy binder and kept by the client for future reference in the postpartum period and also can be reviewed for future pregnancies.