Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a registered nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old.
Your nurse will visit every week or two during your pregnancy and up until your baby is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule.
Can my baby’s father participate, too? Nurse-Family Partnership encourages fathers, family members and even friends to be involved in the visits and learn how they can best support you. You and your nurse decide who gets involved. Because you are the one who carries the baby and you are the first person to take care of your baby, you are the one who is actually enrolled in the program and you are the main focus of the nurse.
Who can enroll in the program? Any woman who: Is pregnant with her first child. Meets income requirements. Lives in the service area.
Your nurse will help you: Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Become a better parent. Build a strong network of support for me and my baby. Make my home a safe place for my baby to live and play. Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in my community. Find ways to continue my education and develop job skills. Set goals for my family’s future and find ways to help me reach them.
You are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in your pregnancy.