Prenatal Care: Reaching Mothers, Reaching Infants National Research Council

ISBN: 9781280214677

Published: January 9th 2009

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264 pages


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Prenatal Care: Reaching Mothers, Reaching Infants  by  National Research Council

Prenatal Care: Reaching Mothers, Reaching Infants by National Research Council
January 9th 2009 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: 9781280214677 | 4.41 Mb

Prenatal care programs have proven effective in improving birth outcomes and preventing low birthweight. Yet over one-fourth of all pregnant women in the United States do not begin prenatal care in the first 3 months of pregnancy, and for someMorePrenatal care programs have proven effective in improving birth outcomes and preventing low birthweight. Yet over one-fourth of all pregnant women in the United States do not begin prenatal care in the first 3 months of pregnancy, and for some groups--such as black teenagers--participation in prenatal care is declining.

To find out why, the authors studied 30 prenatal care programs and analyzed surveys of mothers who did not seek prenatal care. This new book reports their findings and offers specific recommendations for improving the nations maternity system and increasing the use of prenatal care programs.



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