Key Insights and Activity Cards for First-Time Parent Programs

Cover image of FTP Insights publication with young first-time parents from Nigeria holding their daughter, smiling into the cameraLessons from implementing first-time parent (FTP) interventions to improve health and gender outcomes in three countries.

E2A shares eight insights garnered from our experience designing and implementing programming for FTPs, highlighting the most important lessons learned across our projects. Each insight provides background on the issues involved, including the specific challenges or opportunities that are unique to FTPs and key points to consider when designing and implementing FTP programs. We also share examples from E2A projects that highlight the importance of each insight in shaping effective FTP programs.

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Activity cards and guidance for working with first-time mothers, their male partners, and their older women relatives.

Get step-by-step instructions for facilitators to use with small groups of young mothers, husbands and male partners, and mothers and mothers-in-law to explore health and life issues related to family planning, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, antenatal care, decision making, gender roles, and more. Program implementers can tailor and adapt these guides to different countries and cultural contexts as appropriate. 

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