Discuss disparities related to ethnic and cultural groups relative to low birth weight infants and preterm births. Describe the impact of extremely low birth weight babies on family and society (short and long term, including economic considerations, ongoing care considerations, and comorbidities associated with prematurity). Discuss whether you feel that support services and systems in your community for preterm infants and their families adequately address their needs or not. Explain your answer. Respond to other learners’ posts in a manner that initiates or contributes to the discussion.
Now a days a major concern which is affecting communities on overall pertaining to childbirth is preterm births in the United States of America. In fact, preterm births and low birth weight have negative consequences not only for the infants and their families but also on the society. Actual delivery before 37 weeks of gestation is the primary concern and low birth weights have a major impact on the functional domains, such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, and hyperactivity disorder. Moreover, these health disparities shown a very high impact on the minority population of the United States of America.
Thus, it is a great challenge in the United States health care system on the persistence of disparities in infant, maternal health among all the racial and ethnic groups. In fact, these health disparities have not only ended with the black community, it had affected all the minorities among all the groups. Perhaps, American, Indian, Alaska native infants are touching higher death rates when compared with white infants due to high SIDS rates. However, to explain about the racial disparities is a never ended question.
The Material genetic infection is the prime risk factor for preterm birth. And, on the other side, maternal age, addiction to smoking, substance abuse, PTD observations, hypertension and diabetes these are also the major factors which are affecting. However, the support services and CHC’s are working hard for minority group women, preterm infants, and their families to address the needful. The significances of preterm births and low birth weight, which are public health issues should be taken with a loud voice into the societies.
Though, the education is indeed for a good cause, but, still the education, motivation and awareness in the public society should be spread vastly to bring out certain changes. -Educating, and involving pregnant women on preterm birth and low weight birth and impact on the child and the society -Showing the videos of a preterm birth and low weigh birth for a better understanding -Importance of standard of living and good health maintenance during pregnancy -A Government taking a steps and measures on supporting pregnant women for better nutrition food and quail health maintenance during pregnancy