Term Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs
Code LJ-5000.6615
Definition Programs staffed by nurses or other trained professionals or volunteers that visit the homes of eligible mothers during pregnancy and early infancy to help the women improve their personal health and development during the prenatal period and learn to care for the child following birth. The visits encourage the mothers to maintain good nutrition; and provide information regarding danger signs in pregnancy, preparation for labor and delivery, breastfeeding and other feeding options, baby supplies, basic infant care, newborn behaviors and child development. They help to ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment in and around the home and receive proper health care. Included are programs that focus on low income individuals, pregnant teens, first-time mothers, women with high risk pregnancies or other special populations as well as those that are more broadly available.
Created 8/29/19
Changed 11/12/20
Use References Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visiting
Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visits
Prenatal/Postnatal Outreach Programs
See Also References Expectant/New Parent Assistance (PH-6100.1800)
Home Based Parenting Education (PH-6100.3300)
Neonatal Care (LJ-5000.6200)
Prenatal Care (LJ-5000.6600)
External Classification Terms Comprehensive Family Life Education (UW
Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Family Services (NTE P40)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Parenting Education (NPC P04.04)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Home-Based Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation", David Olds, Ph.D., Peggy Hill, and Elissa Rumsey, Juvenile Justice Delinquency Bulletin, November, 1998, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/172875.pdf

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