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A new study of an intervention that used care management techniques to help women improve prenatal health revealed women made some positive changes, including reduced consumption of sugary drinks, increases in physical activity, and a decrease in pregnancy-related anxiety. Called the First 1,000 Days, the systems-oriented program, which starts in early pregnancy and lasts through the first 24 months of infancy, is for low-income mother/infant pairs. It is designed to help women and their children eliminate obesity risk factors.

New Research Supports Use of a Prenatal Case Management-Style Intervention