When Do Home Visits Begin And What Are Sessions Like?

From the day of conception to the day you give birth, your health and your baby’s health are both very important. The Home Visiting program intends to help you both stay healthy, as well as help you prepare for the birth of your child. The program is designed to offer the support you need for pre-natal care all the way until your child reaches age 5.  Therefore visits can begin as soon as desired once pregnant and will continue until your child is school age.

1-DE-HV-Blog_12.16.133First, you will be in contact with your family’s designated home visitor and from there you two will set up a convenient time for your visit. During the actual visit the home visitor will do some routine health screenings. For example: listening to your heart, checking your blood pressure and evaluating your baby to review his or her progress. From there the home visitor will engage with you and your baby by giving you tips and helping you and your baby establish a healthy, nurturing relationship. The home visitor can answer any of your questions regarding your health, your baby’s health, breastfeeding or postpartum care.

Visits can take place in your home or in places like your local park or in a public library. The visits are relaxed and meant to ensure that you and your baby are healthy and that you have the best information about early stages of development.

Connect with the Delaware Home Visiting program by calling 2-1-1 Help Me Grow or by visiting HomeVisitingDE.com