Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH) Dosage

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Of the two studies that discussed the actual level of services received, both reported that home visits began on average at 26 weeks gestation (range 12–40). On average, women received 16 visits (range 0–52), including 2 or 3 prenatal visits, of 60 to 90 minutes duration and participated in the program until their children were a little over a year (range 0–122 weeks). One of the studies added that 82 percent of participants were visited prenatally, 95 percent were visited in the first year, and 53 percent were visited in the second year.