August 26, 2016
By Angel Park and Florencia Catanzaro, Child Life Specialists
The Adolescent Prenatal Program empowers young mothers and their supports to participate in a healthy pregnancy. Within an encouraging environment, young parents-to-be receive comprehensive care from the medical and child life team. The medical team focuses on providing resources and support related to breast feeding, psycho-social care and any concerns related to pregnancy. In addition, once the doctor provides medical clearance, the mothers-to-be begin engaging in child birth activities including comfort positions, relaxation techniques, use of music and the voice, comfort measures, stages of labor and early baby care.
The prenatal group is co-facilitated by a child life specialist and a music therapist. Florencia Catanzaro has recently been certified as a childbirth educator through Birth Arts International. In addition, she has a degree in physical education and is a certified fitness instructor. Angel Park has a degree…