Have you heard of the word Perinatal? Or the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP)? I’ve search the word in the dictionary and this is what Perinatal means:
relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, immediately before and after birth.
Don’t worry this article is not about teaching you about new words, but this is about a Mom and Baby Expo that will help Moms, Moms-to-be and Couples who wants to conceive to know how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. The event will be organize by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP) which is founded in 1989 and has been helping and supporting the development of perinatal healthcare in the country. Their organization is composed of multidisciplinary societies such as the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Maternal and Child Health Association of the Philippines (MCHAP) and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP). All of these societies came as one to help Filipino plan for a safe and healthy pregnancy to moms-to-be.
The Mom and Baby Expo will showcase not just booths where you can buy things for you and your baby, but also PAP will showcase a series of talks from perinatal experts. Also included in the expo are the following: pocket workshops, informative activities and a lot more.
“Our main objective is simple yet powerful: to impart advices and traverse new ideas moms and expectant moms can use that will ultimately strengthen their maternal bond with their babies” says PAP President Dra. Belen Velasco
PAP’s aim is share to the moms and moms-to-be their knowledge about planning on having a safe and healthy pregnancy which does not really happens in the country most of the time. They wanted to reach out now to us not just to doctors and midwives.
If you want to join the very first Mom and Baby Expo it will be held this coming April 21-23 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 and 3 and this made possible with PAP’s affiliates: Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine (PSNbM), Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP) and Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP).