Pregnancy and Parenting
The Children First Program can teach you the things you need to know about being pregnant. Also, it teaches you the skills you need to be a good parent. This program is community-based and offers public health nurse home visitation to families who are expecting their first child. The program is voluntary and does not replace your health care provider or family doctor.
Home visits are a key part of the Children First program. Nurses give personal care to you and your baby during your pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life. Activities provided by nurses try to involve everyone in raising the baby.
The nurses focuses on:
- Personal Health
- Environmental Health
- Adult Living Skills
- Parenting Skills
Enrolled families receive the services listed below at no cost:
- child growth evaluations
- parenting education
- nutrition education
- health and safety information
- access to other services for health, mental health, child care and job training