Visitation Programs For New Moms Have Long-Term Payout For Children
An analysis finds that there were improved birth weights for boys, improved socio-emotional skills for 6-year-old girls, and improved cognitive skills and girls and boys at age 6.
Study Shows Impact Of Home Visits For New Moms, Babies Last Long
The analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national program that organizes nurse visits to the homes of families with young children, found that it improved child health, family environments, child cognition, socio-emotional development and educational achievement. ...Specially trained nurses visit low-income, first-time mothers during pregnancy providing medical, parenting and family education. (Neely, 7/24)
In other women's health news —
Riverside Has One Of The Biggest OB Shortages In The US
Riverside doesn't have nearly enough obstetrician-gynecologists, according to a study released Thursday. The analysis also found Los Angeles to be shorthanded, although not nearly as much as Riverside. (Faust, 7/21)