“Because my Husband and I Have Never Had a Baby Before…” Results and Lessons from Interventions with First-Time Parents in Madagascar, Mozambique, and Nigeria

Date of Publication
2019

This technical brief presents findings and lessons learned from small-scale interventions implemented by MCSP with first-time parents (FTPs) in three diverse settings. This presentation of cross-country learning is intended to help program implementers design effective interventions for FTPs and to inform future research and learning agendas.

This document first describes the three intervention approaches and the data sources from which findings and lessons are drawn. Cross-country findings comprise deepened insights into FTPs and their needs, including the diverse profiles of FTPs and the FTP life course, and factors shaping health care use and non-use, including social norms and health systems factors.