Looking down at the pregnancy test for the first time and seeing the plus sign can be overwhelming for most women.
You might think: “I don’t know if I can do this.”
And for some first-time moms, they aren’t sure they can do it alone.
But with Family First Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership, you don’t have to. The program pairs up first-time, MA/WIC eligible moms with a nurse and they stay together through the baby’s second birthday.
Amber was at her doctor’s office when he asked if she’d be interested in a NFP nurse to help educate her about children. Amber thought, “This is a stupid question, I don’t need help from a complete stranger.” But still, she answered the call. Her nurse, Bridget, showed up and Amber was feeling nervous, scared and unsure. But once Bridget walked through the door, those fears were gone. She was already like family.
Bridget and Amber spent time together before her daughter’s birth. Bridget came to the hospital to help Amber learn how to hold the baby without hurting her C-section scar. And now, five months later, they’re working on interactions and teaching her daughter new things. “She comes to my new apartment and just loves my baby girl to death,” Amber said.
For the Adams County Giving Spree, we were raising money for the Nurse-Family Partnership program.
Not only is it important for first-time moms to know about our program, but for anyone who might have a first-time mom in their life.
No first-time mom has to do it alone. We’re here to help.