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The Nurse-Family Partnership Program
Pregnant for the first time?
As a first-time mom, you most likely have a lot of questions. That's why Nurse-Family Partnership starts working with you before you give birth to your child. By meeting with you as early in your pregnancy as possible, our nurse home visitors address your questions and concerns, prepare you for childbirth, and help ensure that your baby arrives healthy.
What Is Nurse-Family Partnership?
The NFP can help you prepare for the birth of your child, and can give you the support you need to achieve your heart's desire.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with registered nurses. NFP is available to any first-time mom who is under her 28th week of pregnancy, and who is below 200% of the Federal poverty level.
When you enroll in the program, a specially trained nurse will visit you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. During these visits, your caring nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to create a better life for your baby, and for yourself.
What the Nurse-Family Partnership Helps You Achieve:
From helping you have a healthy pregnancy, to coaching you on child development, to empowering you to pursue your heart's desire, your nurse will always be there for you, so you can be there for your baby. We help you in two distinct ways:
First, we help you make your pregnancy more successful, by:
- helping you with good preventive health practices, including getting prenatal care;
- showing you how you eat for your unborn child;
- alert you (while you are pregnant) to things that could harm your child;
- teaching you (while you are pregnant, and also while your child is tiny) the best ways to care for your child.
Second, we help you improve your long-term situation, by:
- assisting you in developing your vision for your family's own future;
- plan future pregnancies;
- continue your education, and/or find work .
The Community Benefits, Too !
Mom and baby are not the only ones who benefit. Communities and society as a whole have grown stronger thanks to Nurse-Family Partnership's. Why? Two objectives make a huge difference for everyone: NFP helps families become healthier and more economically self-sufficient, and parents become more capable.
Young women who become pregnant before they are ready to take care of a child see the risk factors for their entire family escalate—often resulting in poverty, conflict, and despair.
Nurse-Family Partnership intervenes with a breakthrough solution: providing low-income, first-time parents with a relationship they can count on: a trusted, respected, and compassionate public health nurse visits mom from pregnancy until the baby turns two years old.