The Pregnancy Risk Tracking System (PRATS)
PRATS is an annual survey of new mothers regarding maternal experiences and health behaviors surrounding pregnancy. It provides information on a variety of perinatal health topics, including unintended pregnancy, prenatal care, substance use, breastfeeding patterns, postpartum depression and immunizations.
PRATS was first conducted in Idaho in 1999, and has been conducted annually since 2001. A company called Clearwater Research conducts this survey for the Department. PRATS is modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) in which 37 states and New York City currently participate. The following sites may be useful links for you: