The Public Health Nursing Early Intervention Program (EIP) for Adolescent Mothers provides both prenatal and postpartum visits to adolescent expectant mothers who are referred from the courts to a public nurse program. Prenatal visits focus on the use of prenatal heath care, preparation for childbirth, and self-care during pregnancy. Postpartum visits provide information on family planning, infant care, and well-baby health care.
Courses are taught using several teaching strategies including group discussion, role play, decision-making exercises, communication games, and maternal-fetal interactive activities. The following resources provide information on the Public Health Nursing EIP and its effectiveness.