Discovery Familia's Initiative "Camino al Bienestar" #DiscoveryFamilia - Sammy Makes Six

Discovery Familia's Initiative "Camino al Bienestar" #DiscoveryFamilia

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 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 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, 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.

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Mami2jcn said...

Aprendi que las mujeres hispanas tienen más probabilidades de sufrir ciertas condiciones de salud, como la diabetes, alta presión arterial, sobrepeso y obesidad.

I learned that Hispanic women have a higher probability of suffering from certain health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, being overweight and obese.

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I learned prenatal care allows for the detection of risk factors and health problems, such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.

Thomas Murphy said...

I learned Hispanic women are more likely to get diabetes and high blood pressure.


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I learned 1 in 9 babies born before 37 weeks and in view of this situation Discovery Familia has decided to release its "Road to Wellness" precisely such an important topic and that can help us reduce these statistics: prenatal care.
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JC said...

I learned that Hispanic women are more likely to have certain health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, which may affect pregnancy if not well controlled before and during pregnancy.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I learned that Hispanic women are disproportionately affected by heart disease compared with white women, in part because of the high rate of some factors that increase the risk of developing the disease, such as diabetes, overweight and obesity and inactivity physics.

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Yumna Patricia said...

Aprendi sobre la importancia del control prenatal para proteger a la madre y al bebe.

Janie said...

I learned that hispanic women are 20% more likely to have babies with neural tube defect.

Tabathia said...

I learned that mothers who receive prenatal care are more likely to have healthier babies

LauraJJ said...

I learned that Babies born to mothers receiving prenatal care early and regularly are more likely to be born healthy and full-term babies!