The AAP has long recommended a prenatal visit as part of the continuum of well-child care. However, this visit is underutilized by new families. Most prenatal education focuses on labor and childbirth with little to no information about parenting and the postpartum period. The PRAMS VT Survey 2012-2014 identified “a class for new parents (parenting, not childbirth)” as a requested resource by respondents. The pediatric prenatal visit provides infant care guidance and can connect families with community organizations that provide postpartum education. The Health Center (THC) does not currently have an established pediatric prenatal visit for expecting parents.
The Health Center Plainfield, VT
Postpartum care, newborn, breastfeeding, postpartum mental health, parent education, Vermont, pregnancy
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Price, Katherine, "Establishing a pediatric prenatal visit at The Health Center (THC) in Plainfield, VT" (2018). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 400.