At every stage of women's lives, nutrition and regular exercise are the cornerstones of good health and optimal energy. Women Wellness World is a wellness program which is an initiative of Four Feathers Management Solutions designed exclusively for females at all stages of her life where all 8 dimensions of wellness like “Occupational”, “Social “, “Physical”, “Intellectual”, “Emotional”, “Spiritual “ , “ Environmental”, “ Financial “ ;would be offered under one roof. As micronutrients play a vital role in a healthy lifestyle, our wellness experts will help you to achieve all the dimensions of wellness through detailed counseling supported by nutritional guidelines. A lack of awareness can lead to deterioration in women’s physical condition. Thus By providing information and insight into these changes, and by counseling them, we aim to further contribute to the maintenance and improvement of women’s health.
Paediatrics -Age Groups :
Premature Newborns (< 38 weeks gestational age) &Term New-borns (> 38 weeks gestational age) :
In India about 30 to 40 percent neonates are born LBW. Approximately 80% of all neonatal deaths and 50% of infant’s death are related to LBW. High incidence of LBW babies in our country is due to higher number of babies with IUGR (SMALL FOR DATE) rather than preterm. The baby with a birth weight of less than 2000gm is more vulnerable and need special care. About 10% of all LBW babies require admission to the special care nursery.
Neonate(0 – 30 days of age) :
Babies need good nutrition from the mother milk (only breast feed) or Formula Feeding: How Much and How Often? Babies digest formula more slowly than breast milk, so if you're bottle-feeding, your baby may have fewer feedings than a breastfed infant. so women needs a good nutrition and nutrition counselling and knowledge at this stage as the baby is totally dependent on mother milk for the first 6 months and also can protect the health of babies through immunization and child safety. So a knowledge and proper counselling can help every new mother and new born child to begin a healthy life.
Infant (1 month - 2 years) :
In 2016, India's infant mortality rate was 44 per 1,000 live births. In 2017, sex-specific under-five mortality rate was 39 in 1,000 for male and 40 in 1,000 for females."India continues to show impressive decline in child deaths, with its share of global under-five deaths for the first time equalling its share of childbirths,Representative, UNICEF India said.
The first 2 years of life is a critical period of rapid growth and brain development. During this period, nutrition and environmental factors play important roles in growth and cognitive development of a child. Starting good nutrition practices early can help children develop healthy dietary patterns. This brings together existing information and practical strategies on feeding healthy foods and drinks to infants and toddlers, from birth to 24 months of age. Parents and caregivers can explore these to find nutrition information to help give their children a healthy start in life.
Young Child (2 – 6years) :
The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong: nutrition is one of the three major factors that impact a child’s development. As genes and environment are the other two factors. Nevertheless, research studies show that nutrition in a child’s early years is linked to their health and academic performance in later years.
Child (6 – 12 years) :
Maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise is important for all individuals, especially school-aged children (6-12 years). These children are required to eat a variety of foods from each food group to ensure optimal intake of all vitamins and minerals. At the same time, they may face new challenges regarding food choices and habits. Decisions about what to eat are partly determined by what is provided in school, at home, the influences from friends at school, and the media, especially television.
Adequate nutrition of school aged children will also ensure they grow to their full potential, and provide the stepping stones to a healthy life.
Adolescent (12 – 18 years) :
Adolescence (Teenage) - Adolescence is a phase of rapid growth and development during which physical, physiological and behavioral changes occur. Morbidity and mortality occurring in this age group is mostly due to preventable causes. Young and growing children have poor knowledge and lack of awareness about nutritional education and supplementation, anemia control measures and counseling, health education for sexual and reproductive health,physical and psychological changes that occurs during adolescence and the ill health affecting them. This age group needs to be taken care more in terms of freindly talks, counsellings related to health issues, nutrition , healthy habbits as they are the future mothers.
Marital age/phase :
In many traditional rural & urban societies, women’s age at marriage acts simultaneously as a gateway to new family roles and the likelihood of producing offspring. However, inadequate attention has previously been given to the broader health and social implications of variability in women’s marriage age for public health. It have primarily been concerned with whether the onset of reproduction occurs before the woman is adequately able to nurture her offspring and maintain her own health. Early marriage prevents women from attaining their rightful education, accessing employment and training opportunities, developing social relationships with peers, and also from pre mature and malnourished child birth.This evidence suggests that in order for public health initiatives to maximize the health of women and their offspring, they must first address the factors that shape the age at which women marry.
Pre Planning of pregnancy :
Women of reproductive age in India are undernourished, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kg/m2 or overweight with BMI of more than 30 . It is well known that an undernourished mother inevitably gives birth to an undernourished baby, perpetuating an intergenerational cycle of under-nutrition and overweight .When mothers take only short intervals between pregnancies and have many children, this can exacerbate nutrition deficits, which are then passed on to their children.There is sufficient knowledge base that foetal stunting is largely caused by inadequate nutrition of the mother before conception and in the first trimester.
Pre – Ante & post natal phase :
Prenatal care helps decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. Regular prenatal visits can help monitor pregnancy and identify any problems or complications before they become serious. Through Nutritionist expert medical conditions, dietary supplements and avoiding all contact with toxic substances and chemicals at home or work that could be harmful.
Antenatal care ensures that mother and baby are regularly monitored throughout the pregnancy making sure the pregnancy progresses smoothly and that specialist intervention is sought early if required. Antenatal care usually involves regular counselling in terms of health and nutrition.
While most attention to pregnancy care focuses on the nine months of pregnancy, postpartum care is important, too. The postpartum period lasts six to eight weeks, beginning right after the baby is born. During this period, the mother goes through many physical and emotional changes while learning to care for her newborn. Postpartum care involves getting proper rest, nutrition, and vaginal care.
Menopause :Premenopausal :
Pre menopause can begin 8 to 10 years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually produce less oestrogen. It usually starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in the 30s as well.Menopause:
Menopause is the point when a woman no longer has menstrual periods. At this stage, the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs and producing most of their oestrogen. Menopause is diagnosed when a woman has gone without a period for 12 consecutive months.postmenopausal :
During this stage, menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, can ease for many women. But, as a result of a lower level of oestrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as weight gain, skin and vaginal dryness, osteoporosis and heart disease.
This all conditions and sudden change in moods and health needs proper counselling and proper nutrition to main proper oestrogen level and many other nutrients which are require at these stage of life. Some risk factors and symptoms linked with aging and menopause can't be changed. But good nutrition can help prevent or ease certain conditions that may develop during and after menopause. The Lifestyle, Dietary changes, Nutrition and Stress management to make women feel better during menopause. Eating healthily are your best bets for avoiding menopausal weight gain.
Geriatric age :
Changes associated with normal aging increase nutritional risk for older adults. Aging is characterized by diminished organ system reserves and weakened homeostatic controls.
Nutritional needs of the older individual are determined by multiple factors, including specific health problems and related organ system compromise; an individual's level of activity, energy expenditure, and caloric requirements; the ability to access, prepare, ingest, and digest food; and personal food preferences.
Also there are many changes in their nature and hormonal changes which can be maintain by proper guidance and support and they want someone to listen their problems , counselling and nutrition can control and maintain the changes they are going through.
Role of Gynaecologists in the life of women :
Gynecologists and obstetricians play a vital role in a woman’s health, which is why it’s important that she finds one she can trust and partner with to care for her specific needs. at all the stages of life, gynaecologist helps women to manage their health.
Role of wellness counsellor in the life of women at all the stages of life :
Everyone needs support at some time in their life. Our qualified counselors can help you work through your concerns, develop new coping skills and build self-resiliency to help you move forward through whatever your stage of life. Our counselors use several therapeutic interventions that are best suited for each client and their desired outcomes.
We offer individual, couples and family (including children’s and youth) counselling services in such areas as marriage, addiction, depression, anxiety, sexuality, separation, divorce, parenting, trauma, self-esteem and emotional regulation and overall wellness.
General Counseling (Psychometric)
Pre, Ante & Post natal