City government holds Primeriza Congress PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 13:47

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday morning met with parents expecting their first baby in the Primeriza Congress, an initiative that underscores the need to prepare and empower first-time parents with information on pregnancy and child-rearing.

“Pregnancy is a difficult journey, but it is also a gift,” said Climaco.

In her message, the chief executive imparted words of advice, enjoining participating parents to connect with and communicate with their babies, to practice personal hygiene, and most importantly, to strive to become the best examples for their children to emulate.

“This is your first baby, right? So you want to do your very best for your children,” she added.

The Primeriza Congress, a first of its kind initiative in the region, was spearheaded by the City Health Office (CHO) and Department of Health (DOH) with the objective of preparing parents expecting their first child for childbirth and child-rearing by providing information on what to expect and what they need to do to take care of themselves and their baby.

Also integrated in the Congress is the importance of breastfeeding to the health and development of newborn babies.

Present in the Congress were first-time expecting parents, the CHO team, and personnel from the DOH.

Climaco also underscored the importance of marriage inasmuch as this bestows on children a legal identity, rights and benefits. — Jasmine Mohammadsali