Evaluating Becoming a Mom

Evaluating Becoming a Mom

Evaluation Description

In 2021, the March of Dimes Evaluation Team completed an evaluation about delivering Becoming a Mom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The evaluation captured data about facilitator experiences and reflections engaged in the Becoming a Mom intervention of the Better Starts for All pilot project and other iterations of Becoming a Mom. Facilitators delivered Becoming a Mom virtually to participants in rural and urban areas.

Recommendations for opportunities to enhance facilitator training to build a supportive, respectful, and trusting prenatal group environment were included.

Contribution to Scientific Community

Findings were presented at the 2021 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting during the session entitled: “Coping with COVID-19: In the World of Women of Color and Mothers,” which was organized by the APHA Women's Caucus.

Presentation title: Facilitator perspectives on the March of dimes becoming a mom live program during the COVID-19 pandemic

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