A voluntary programme offered to first time young mums across Nottinghamshire
We know from research that a healthy pregnancy gives your baby the best possible start in life. The relationship you have with your baby right from the start is crucial for their future health and happiness. Your specially trained family nurse will help you understand all about your pregnancy and how to care well for yourself and your baby.
Your family nurse will provide you with information by using programme materials and methods to support you to achieve three main aims:
- To have a healthy pregnancy
- Improve your baby’s health and development
- Plan your future and achieve your aspirations.
Research also shows that Mums and Dads who take part in this programme are more likely to achieve what they want for themselves and their children. Family nurses support you to give your baby the best possible start in life, which could make a difference to you and your baby’s whole life.
Your family nurse will visit you every one or two weeks from early in your pregnancy until your child is at least one year old. Home visits usually last about an hour. The service is delivered Monday to Friday between 8am-8pm in home and community settings.
You will share different ideas at each visit with your family nurse and decide together what topics to talk about. Your family nurse will help you develop new skills and make plans for a healthy, happy future for you and your baby.