Good Shepherd Nurse-Family Partnership Program
Preparing for your new baby
As a first-time mom, you’re likely have a lot of questions. That’s why Nurse-Family Partnership starts working with you before you give birth to your child. A specially trained nurse comes to your home before the end of your 28th week of pregnancy to answer questions and help you get ready for your new baby.
Your nurse will continue to visit you until your child turns two years old. Nurses provide information and support on:
Having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
Getting your home ready for a new baby
Being a great parent and helping your child learn and grow
Helping you reach your goals as a new parent
About Good Shepherd Medical Center’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program
In August 2012, Good Shepherd Medical Center launched its Nurse-Family Partnership program. This program is part of the Texas Home Visiting program and is funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two additional programs, Parents as Teachers and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, also received funding to provide home visiting services in Gregg County. These programs are working together to ensure parents have the information and support they need to raise healthy, happy children, prepared to enter and succeed in school.
To find out more information about this free program, please call 903.315.4875.
For additional information, please visit the national Nurse-Family Partnership website.
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