This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Discovery Familia. However, all opinions are my own.
Hispanic moms are the backbone of their familias, and a lot of times what happens is that they are so busy caring for everyone else, that they forget to care for themselves. I have seen this happen with many mamas in my family, including my mom and even myself. But it is very important for a mujer to get get the health care they need, and to keep informed about health issues that can affect their family and themselves. That is why I was excited to find out that Discovery Familia launched their new "Camino al Bienestar" initiative especially for these purposes. This initiative will provide Hispanic women with important health and wellness information throughout the year. Camino al Bienestar will be targeting a specific topic each month, some of the topics to be covered are: prenatal care, skin care, breast cancer, men’s health, fertility and mental health. These topics will be showcased in Discovery Familia programming and in informative capsules presented by Dr. Selene Velasco and on the specially created microsite camino al bienestar.com and the network’s Facebook page.
Did you know? Despite the rapid increase of the Hispanic population in the United States, it is estimated that 25% of Hispanic women don’t receive prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy. That is why, during the month of March, Discovery Familia’s ‘Camino al bienestar’ campaign is dedicated to informing on the importance of prenatal care. The initiative includes a special collaboration with the March of Dimes foundation, public service announcements delivered by actress and songstress Thalía, and a series of educational segments hosted by Dr. Selene Velasco, Discovery Familia’s health expert, as well as special programming and specific information regarding prenatal care which will be available online at caminobienestar.com. The series premiere of EMBARAZADAS SIN CONTROL is on March 15th at 10PM EST/PST. The show follows a team of women embarking on a tough goal—to convince a group of pregnant women with bad habits (such as over-eating, drinking and smoking) to change their lifestyles before giving birth.
As a woman who has been pregnant 5+ times, I can not fathom why there are women who can be pregnant and yet subject their fetus to so many dangers. But I know that it happens and a lot of times it can simple ignorance on their part. If you know someone who is going through this or you would like to get more info, the web site caminoalbienestar.com, which will have a section devoted specifically to prenatal care with advice, videos, and infographics with interesting data and information about risk factors. You can also find educational segments hosted by Discovery Familia health expert Dr. Selene Velasco on topics such as nutrition, foods to avoid during pregnancy, safe food handling and healthful recipes.
The Camino al Bienestar initiative is providing us with so much powerful information. Join me March 15th for the series premiere of EMBARAZADAS SIN CONTROL. To celebrate the launch of this initiative, we are having a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Help us spread the word about Camino al Bienestar and lets empower our fellow mujeres with information.