Nurse Family Partnership
If you're new to pregnancy, you may have a lot of questions or be unsure of how to provide the best care to your child and yourself. The Nurse Family Partnership is a free program especially for women in the Williamsport area who are pregnant with their first baby. You can enroll early on in your pregnancy up to your 28th week.
A specialized maternal/child nurse visits you at home during pregnancy and may continue until your baby turns two years old, providing education and support in childbirth and childcare. Many new mothers find that this service makes their experience just a little less stressful.
Not only will you learn how to be the best mom possible through keeping your baby safe and aiding in its development, but you'll also learn about your own healthy lifestyle, the community services available to you and how to create a larger set of goals for yourself.
Meetings will vary depending on how you're doing and on the schedule you and your nurse agree upon. Your nurse may even want to meet you in other places of interest, such as the library, to help you experience fun learning opportunities with your child.
To get more information on the Nurse Family Partnership or to sign up for the program, call us at (570) 320-7690 or 800-848-2213 (our 24-hour number).