Four published papers and two reports from a large randomized controlled trial of MotherWise demonstrate that the program:
Long-term, the program reduces:
Additionally, MotherWise makes it more likely a mother attends her six-week postpartum checkup and that she is on a long-acting contraceptive by then.
Lastly, those assigned to MotherWise were less likely to have an unintended pregnancy in the year following enrollment.
Dr. Galena Rhoades, Executive Director, shares her motivation for launching the MotherWise program.
Learn more about MotherWise's approach to implementation in this digital report from the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education for Expectant and New Mothers: The 30-Month Impacts of MotherWise
Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education for Expectant and New Mothers: The One-Year Impacts of MotherWise