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.
Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (EIP)
Child Trends (2010)
Explores the Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers as an intense home-visiting program by nurses extending through pregnancy and 1 year after delivery and is designed to improve the health of pregnant adolescents through promoting positive maternal behaviors.