Paying it Forward: Helping New Mothers Succeed
As she progressed in her pregnancy Natausha met with a nurse from the Nurse-Family Partnership(NFP), a free maternal and childhood health program that gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age. The program is free for women WHO meet low-income requirements. Natausha credits her success and strength to the motivation her nurse home visitor, Teresa, provided when she was at her most vulnerable. Because of the support she received from Teresa, Natausha completed her nursing degree and became a nurse home visitor herself.
In recognition of Mother’s Day, we spoke with Natausha about how NFP has helped her find success and help other first-time mothers do the same.
Visit the Nurse-Family Partnership website to learn more about the national program and the public health nurses it employs across 42 states.