Last Updated: 09 October 2015
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Foto: Eli Pio
Everyone has the right to live with dignity. This right begins at the conception of a new life. Therefore, the Child’s Pastoral begins its ctivities with the pregnant woman that needs to be assisted since the beginning of pregnancy.
Visiting the community families is the main way to find the pregnant women. Some women soon tell the leader that they are pregnant. Others take a little more time and the leader will only get to know about their pregnancy at a following visit.
Some signals can help the woman to find out if she is pregnant:
• No menstruation;
• Sore and increased breasts;
• Mood swings: in one moment she is happy in another she is sad;
• Nauseas and frequent dizziness.
“Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luk 1: 39-41