Leaning In: Maternal and Infant Health

This 45-minute online module, Leaning In: Maternal and Infant Health, focuses on the mother and baby’s physical health and on your role in supporting their health during pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period.

In this module, you’ll learn the importance of pre- and postpartum care for women and their infants. You’ll consider the impacts of racial and health inequities on women and their children during pregnancy, birth, and the weeks following birth, including the disparities in maternal and infant mortality. Finally, you’ll learn strategies you can use to support mothers and babies for improved health and wellness during the postpartum period.

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify healthcare priorities for the mother and infant.
  2. List health risks that may occur for the mother and infant.
  3. List strategies to support the health of the woman and her infant and reduce the chances of maternal and infant mortality.
  4. Identify maternal and infant health disparities.
  5. Identify formal and informal supports for the mother and her infant. 
  6. Describe the role of the family support professional in supporting maternal and infant health.