Resources for Prenatal Care

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How is Prenatal Care Linked to Trauma-Informed Care?

"How a child develops is the foundation for a prosperous community in the future. Starting even before birth, a child’s brain architecture is being constructed through an ongoing process that continues into adulthood. But many children experience stress early on that damages the early developing architecture of their brain and can undermine their ability to reach their full potential.​ Not only can early experiences of adversity impact individuals’ lives, they also can impact future generations. Our experiences may be woven into our children’s and even our grandchildren’s genetic code. 

If we are going to reduce trauma and improve health outcomes today, and in the future, we need to start at the beginning. The VERY beginning."

-Iowa ACEs 360