In this article, we will take a look at perinatal social workers and how they can create a more helpful and positive environment for both children and parents.
Perinatal social workers are employed in many different settings by helping individuals, families, and communities. They respond to psychosocial issues which can occur during the period from pre-pregnancy and throughout an infant’s year of life.
Although having a baby can be extremely exciting and create a positive outlook on family and relationships, it can at times be difficult for parents and families living in poverty. There are medical conditions, uncertainty, and socio-cultural situations that can make parenting challenging.
These challenges can influence the ability to enjoy pregnancy and giving birth to a child who may not be provided with sufficient care. Some methods for baby problems such as sleeping and feeding issues can be easy for any parent. Some methods include dream feeding, which can help a child to feed while sleeping when they have sleeping problems. Dream feeding also helps the baby to be fed easily.
It can also provide a calmness to a parent knowing that they are caring for their baby. But some issues cannot be attended to by parents living in poverty. Perinatal social workers help to support women and families as they work through medical challenges.
This support is given throughout the first year of a baby’s life by also providing help with processing complex information about pregnancies and neonates.
They also provide help with assisting in creating a healthy and nurturing relationship between child and parent. Perinatal social workers work out of hospitals but can also work through different locations in the community
Perinatal Social workers can make pregnancy and the first year of parenting much easier for families and mothers living in poverty.