About the Nurse Family Partnership
First-time moms have a lot of questions and your Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitor is there to answer them, guide you to the right resources, help you plan for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy delivery of your baby. It is first-time pregnancy help you can trust, from a caring and compassionate nurse who knows fact from fiction.
Your nurse comes to you, meeting you at home or at a safe place on a regular basis, usually every week or every other week before and after you have your baby. If you have support from family or your partner, they can participate too. During every visit, you’ll set a plan of things to do before the next home visit, and review your progress to date. Pregnancy help services start before your baby is born and continues until your baby’s second birthday. This service includes guidance on child development and family-life planning.
Your Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitor works with you to accomplish your goal of being a good mom – right from the start. You’ll learn the importance of getting good prenatal care, eating healthy, exercising, and quitting smoking. And of course, your nurse will prepare you for delivery. These topics are just a few of the things your nurse will help you with by listening to you and your questions. With your nurse, no subject is off limits – not even the really personal ones.
How often will visits be scheduled?
While the timing and frequency of visits will depend on the home visitor and the family’s own situation, NFP nurses generally follow the following visitation schedule:
- Once a week during the first month following enrollment.
- Twice a month for the remainder of the pregnancy.
- Once a week during the first six weeks after delivery.
- Twice a month from seven weeks through the 21st month of childhood.
- Monthly visits until the child reaches age two.