KidsFlash Fast Fact – Births to Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 2, 2012

In 2011, 79 percent of all live births in Colorado occurred to a mother who received early prenatal care, defined as care beginning during the first trimester. Timely, high-quality prenatal care helps ensure healthy outcomes for expectant mothers and their babies and can reduce the incidence of complications such as low-weight births and preterm deliveries. To find data on access to early prenatal care in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.