Primary Health Care
Pregnant and parenting new moms living at Abiona Centre have access to support:
• prenatal and postnatal personal health counselling
• well-baby check-ups
• breastfeeding support and assistance
• support dealing with postpartum emotions such as depression, frustration and loneliness
• medical care referrals
• information on family planning and protection against sexually transmitted diseases
Our clients receive referrals and support on issues concerning their pregnancy, nutrition, fetal development, infant health and maternal infant mental health, and may also take part in prenatal classes, labour coaching, and classes on infant care and development. Their infants are monitored closely to ensure any lags in development are quickly identified and referred to appropriate health or community agencies.
"Abiona Centre not only gave me the ability to care for my child, but the motivation to get what I wanted for my life - to have my daughter with me and to live independently."