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University of Guelph
PSYC 3690
Benjamin Gottlieb

Article #: 10 Title: The Prenatal/Early Infancy Project Goals - prevent a wide range of maternal and child health problems associated with poverty - established to improve womenʼs prenatal health habits, infant caregiving skills, social support, use of community services and educational and occupational achievements and to help women reduce unwanted additional pregnancies and their reliance on welfare Who Benefits? (Target Audience) - single, teenage and poor mothers and their children Universal, Selective, or Indicated - indicated each woman was screened and found to have one of the 3 risk factors, women who were having their first child were also welcome to join Primary, Secondary, Tertiary - primary because they were trying to reduce incidence of health problems in the child before birth Risk and Protective Factors - risk = being a teenager, unwed and poor Measures of Data Collection (what is measured, # of times, and how) - random assignment - nurse home visitation from pregnancy to the first 2 years of life, visited evert 2 weeks for 60-90 minutes, followed until age 4 Intervention Strategies? - based on ecological model, meaning the programs need to be understood by their context - during the home visits, the nurses carried out three major activities: (a) parent education about influences on fetal and infant development, (b) the involvement of family members and friends in the pregnancy, birth and early care of the child and support of the mother, (c) the linkage of family members with other formal health and human services - during the pregnancy, nurses focused on: (1) helping the women improve their diet and monitor their weight gain, (2) help women eliminate the use of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs, (3) teach parents to identify the signs of pregnancy complication, (4) encourage regular rest, appropriate exercise and good personal hygiene related to obstetrical health, (5) prepare parents for labour and delivery, (6) prepare parents for early care of the newborn, (7) encourage appropriate use of the health care, and (8) encourage m
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