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HOME VISITING: More Than a Nurse

Posted in:DadsHome VisitingMomsYour Growing Child



Parenting can have many ups and downs. There are the good things, like seeing your baby smile for the first time. There are also the frustrations, like the potential of your baby not latching during breastfeeding. No one said caring for a baby was easy—even if you have a team of family or friends behind you.

Home visiting creates better experiences for families. It guides them to become more successful! It helps them make healthy lifestyle choices. Home visiting is more than a nurse visit. It goes beyond a simple check in. Families enrolled in a home visiting program in Delaware have reported positive experiences! At first you might feel uneasy having a stranger meet you, your family, and your child. However, many families enrolled in home visiting build close relationships with their home visitor. Your home visitor will become part of your family. They are not there to judge you. They are there to be your go-to family support person.

You can join a family support and coaching program while you are pregnant. You will be matched with home visitor in your area. They will be your assigned person ready to help you. They will get you ready to become independent, strong parents for your child. Learn what to do to prepare for a new baby. Get answers to questions along the way. Every family is unique. Your home visitor will work with you to reach the goals you want for your family.

Build a stronger family. Build a stronger you. Enroll in home visiting program. Dial 211 to ask about your local home visiting program.

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