For Providers

The Massachusetts New Parent Initiative (MNPI) has created a set of emotion-based messages and digital stories aimed at enhancing communication between providers and new parents. These materials are focused on supporting early parenting practices and the transition into parenthood. Specifically, project topics include:

  • Stress of transition into parenthood
  • Self-care
  • Birth spacing
  • Soothing an infant
  • Bonding/Attachment

This website consists of several components - messages for parents including a new parent brochure & digital stories, a discussion guide and training video on how to incorporate the messages from parents into your practice and resources/referral sources in your community.

Project Messages

Digital Stories
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Community-Based Resources
Find information, referral sources, and community based resources in your area


This information is provided by the Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood Division within the Department of Public Health.