The list of populations below is not exhaustive, nor does it cover every category or health scenario. However, we feel the bulk of people can find something to learn within one of the following categories if you are seeking to improve your health. We want to provide support groups, health care providers, education materials and the most up-to-date information possible. Check back frequently, as we will add videos, articles, books and support organizations often.
Having access to a hospital that delivers babies in your community may not be possible if you live in a rural area. Many of our state’s hospitals have had to close over the years due to lack of funds, including some that deliver babies. Here, we will talk about what options you may have, and what you can do to remain healthy and reduce complications during your pregnancy. We will also discuss pregnancy support people, including doulas, who can help your obstetrician/midwife educate you during pregnancy and help during delivery, and lactation consultants who offer support during your breastfeeding journey. We will discuss midwifery in Alabama, including some history and options available now.
All things Infants:
In our modern society, new moms often struggle with less family support and help from experienced mothers, because of the need for many adult women to work to help support the family. In the past, many new moms could have a grandmother (usually their own mother) come and stay for the first couple of weeks or more when a new baby arrived. This unfortunately is often not the case for many new moms today. So we want to provide a place for women to come and get information on a variety of topics related to new motherhood and infant care. Here you’ll find information on breastfeeding, how and when to introduce babies to solid foods, keeping them healthy, support systems for moms, keeping mom healthy, how to get more sleep, and weaning.
Moms with Kids:
Many mothers struggle with how to feed and keep children healthy. We hope Agroshare will be a place for moms to come to ease this struggle, and to get information and support. Feeding a family is difficult. Challenges include financial concerns and the cost of healthy food, keeping kids from eating sugar and other processed foods, cultural pressures, family pressures, etc. We want to provide support, including information, community and groups, and helpful resources.
Women’s Health and Men’s Health:
Adult men and women frequently have different needs and health concerns. Although there are some issues that both face, there are important differences regarding changes in the body because of diet and eating habits, gender-specific health issues, exercising, and mental health. We want to educate you on the best way to address health challenges specific to you, as well as to incorporate diverse needs into overall family health.
We all get older! Most don’t want to think about it, but we hope to be a resource on how to grow older gracefully! As we age, we may be concerned that we will become a burden on our families, and we don’t have to be. In our culture, many people believe that getting sick is just a normal part of aging. While we can’t prevent everything, we can frequently have more vibrant health and be able to do much more as we age. However, it is crucial that we understand what contributes to health challenges in the elderly. Here, you’ll find ideas and plans regarding proper nutrition, exercise and more as you get older.