Pregnant with your first baby? We can help.
Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time moms, just like you, prepare for the birth of your child by partnering you with a nurse home visitor. 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 nurse will offer the knowledge and support you need to confidently create a better life for your baby and yourself.
As a first-time mom, you most likely have a ton 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 you deliver a healthy baby.
From helping you have a healthy pregnancy, to coaching you on child development, to empowering you to pursue your heart's desire, your nurse home visitor will always be there for you, so you can be there for your baby.
Are you eligible for Nurse Family Partnership?
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free program for young women who are:
- pregnant with their first child
- less than 23 years old
- meet income requirements
To see if you are eligible, please call 206-205-7220.
Learn what happens during a nurse home visit.
Your nurse home visitor offers a prenatal assistance program that helps you before and after your baby is born. Each visit is designed around three goals: a healthy pregnancy and delivery, your baby's good health and development, and your vision and goals for your future.
Through the Nurse-Family Partnership, you will be connected with a nurse who will visit every week or two during your pregnancy and up until your baby is two years. Your nurse will help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
- Become a stronger parent
- Build a strong network of support for you and your baby
- Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play
- Get referrals for health care, child care, job training and other support services available in your community
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
- Set goals for your family's future and find ways to help you reach them
After you deliver your baby, the nurse who helped you prepare for all the stages of your pregnancy will still be there for you -- through breastfeeding, bathing your baby, and changing diapers. She'll answer all your questions about pregnancy, and after your baby is born will talk with you about talking to your little one -- and about planning goals so that your family has a good future.