From early pregnancy through your baby’s first year is an all-important time of growth for your infant that can help shape his or her health and development for a lifetime.
During pregnancy your home visitor brings you information and support to ensure you and your growing baby are as healthy as possible. In the comfort of your home you receive:
Once your baby arrives you learn to care for yourself and your newborn. Your baby gets health and development assessments. Your home visitor:
Your home visitor will inform you about the many benefits of breastfeeding and will encourage you to attend a breastfeeding education class.
A Breastfeeding Coordinator is also available by referral to help you and your newborn begin a happy breastfeeding experience. You can receive:
For mothers with diabetes or who are at-risk for diabetes your home visitor will provide you with referrals to attend Pregnancy & Diabetes classes where you will learn:
You will also be encouraged to participate in the Sweet Success program, a nationally recognized program for diabetes support during pregnancy.