With your very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse, you will get the support, advice and information you need during your pregnancy and when your baby arrives.

Becoming a mom for the first-­time can be a lot to handle, so wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert nurse to help you on your journey? Over 250,000 first­-time moms just like you enjoy the benefits of having a NFP nurse.

I know. It sounds too good to be true, right? It’s true! We’d love to tell you more and answer all your questions.

To request this service, you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement.

COVID-19

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According to the CDC,

PREVENT contagion by doing the following:

-Clean your hands often
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo
-Avoid close contact
-Stay home if you are sick
-Cover coughs and sneezes
-Wear a facemask
-Clean and disinfect

If you think you are sick with COVID-19 you should:

-Stay home except to get medical care
-Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation
-Call ahead before visiting your doctor
-Wear a facemask
-Cover your coughs and sneezes
-Clean your hands often
-Avoid sharing personal household items
-Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday
-Monitor your symptoms

For more information and to keep updated, visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

August is Breastfeeding Month

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Breastfeeding month is a time to raise awareness of the importance of mother’s milk. Mother’s milk is able to provide so many rich components that can positively affect the life of a baby or child for a lifetime, like being “less likely to develop heart disease in adulthood” (Cleveland Clinic). The wonderful surprise is that it is also very beneficial to the mother as well. Many studies have shown nursing mothers “produce the naturally soothing hormones oxytocin and prolactin that promote stress reduction and positive feelings in the nursing mother” (Cleveland Clinic). 

Because we know it is important but can also be a very challenging experience at the start and many times after that, here are support resources: 
Contact your local public health
WIC
La Leche League International 
Breastfeeding Support

 

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