Providence Nurse-Family Partnership
If you’re pregnant for the first time, you’re experiencing a new and exciting time in your life. With that excitement, there can also be fear of what to expect and how to care for a baby. You’re not alone. The Providence Nurse-Family Partnership is here to help ensure that you and your child have the best experience and support, before birth and into your child’s first two years.
With the Providence Nurse-Family Partnership, a registered nurse will visit you in your home to talk about your baby’s growth and development, your labor and delivery, infant care and many other topics. Our overall goal is to help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and baby
- Provide parenting skills and advice on how to care for your baby
- Build a strong network of support for you and your baby
- Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play
- Find health care, childcare, job training and other support services in your community
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
- Set goals for your family’s future and find ways to reach them
Your nurse will visit your home or your desired location every week or two during your pregnancy and until your child is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the schedule together.
You and your nurse will also determine the other people who will be involved in the visits. We encourage fathers, family members and friends, to participate. However, you are the main focus of the program.
Providence Nurse-Family Partnership is free to all eligible women. To be eligible, you must be:
- No more than 28 weeks and 6 days pregnant.
- A first-time mom or had a previous live birth but did not parent for more than 30 days. This could be from adoption of a child, death of your baby or loss of custody.
- Meets WIC income guidelines, but don’t need to be enrolled in WIC to qualify.
- Living in our target area, which is Big Lake to Girdwood.