“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
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.
- Factors Impacting Use of Health Services by First-time/Young parents: A Formative Research Toolkit
- Lessons Learned from an Integrated Approach for Reaching First-time Young Parents in Nigeria
- Training Tools: Providing Family Planning and Reproductive Health to Young Married Women and First-Time Parents in West Africa
- Connect: Increasing Use of Pospartum Family Planning by First-Time Parents
- Evidence to Action (E2A) Project's First-Time Parent Framework
- Beyond the ABCs of FTPs: A Deep Dive into Emerging Considerations for First Time Parent Programs
- Reaching the Youngest Moms and Dads: A Socio-Ecological View of Actors and Factors Influencing First-time Young Parents’ Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Madagascar
- First Time Parents
- Scaling-Up First-Time and Young Parent Access to Postpartum Family Planning: Could Small Shifts Change the Game?
- Meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Young Married Women and First-time Parents Toolkit
- Reaching the Youngest Mothers to Save Lives
- Reaching Young Women and First-Time Moms with Friendly, Lifesaving Services in Madagascar
- REAL Fathers Initiative
- Improving Health and Gender Outcomes for First-Time Parents in Cross River State, Nigeria
- Results Roundup: Webinar on New Findings from First-Time Parent Programs
June 10, 2020