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Expecting Parents

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Expecting Parents

Expecting Parents

Pregnant mothers and expecting fathers enrolled in the Early Head Start Home-Based Program receive service options through the child’s first three years of life.


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Early, continuous supports and services provide the best opportunity for:

  • healthy pregnancies and positive childbirth outcomes;
  • supportive postpartum care for the parents and child;
  • fully involving fathers in the lives of their very young children; and
  • nurturing and responsive care during infancy.


Riverbend’s Early Head Start program provide prenatal information through classes, support groups, and home visits on the following subjects:

  • fetal development, including the risks from smoking and alcohol;
  • labor and delivery;
  • postpartum recovery, including information on maternal depression; and
  • the benefits of breastfeeding


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