General Expectant/New Parent Assistance

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    Taxonomy Code: PH-6100.1800-250

    Programs that provide educational and supportive services that help new parents or those expecting a child, to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact the newborn will have on their lives and relationships. The programs are open to all parents. Initial focus areas include healthy eating for the mother, danger signs in pregnancy, sibling preparation and being ready for labor and delivery, followed by practical information on basic infant care, newborn behaviors, baby supplies, bathing techniques, diapering, breastfeeding and other feeding options, as well as infant and childhood illnesses. Later topics may include walking, talking, toilet training and other aspects of child development, all to help ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment and receive proper health care.

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    NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIPProvides an evidence-based, preventive, home visiting model that follows a nationally recognized maternal child health home visiting curriculum. The program helps first-time mothers have healthy pregnancies, become knowledgeable and nurturing parents, reach education and employment goals, and provide their children with the best possible start in life. Each woman is paired with a registered nurse who makes home visits from pregnancy and up to the child's second birthday.NassauNURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIPVISITING NURSE SERVICE OF NEW YORK
    SUFFOLK COUNTY BABY SHOWER PROGRAMThis monthly program combines education and celebration, with a goal to reach mothers-to-be and their families in the communities where they live. The program provides health information and resources, small baby gifts, and refreshments. Health Professionals are there to also answer questions and concerns about labor and delivery, infant care, etc. Monthly program, call 854-0378 for upcoming dates.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY BABY SHOWER PROGRAMSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

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