HOME VISITING: What Can I Ask My Home Visitor?
While some pregnancies are planned, others are not. Either way, it can be scary to find out that you are having a baby. Being involved with home visiting will help you prepare for your little bundle of joy! The home visiting programs help pregnant families prepare to raise a healthy and happy child. You will have a few months to meet with your home visitor to prepare yourself and your home for a new baby. Home visitors are here to provide the information and support you need to have a healthy pregnancy. Your home visitor will go over everything with you; from what to eat during pregnancy to creating a safe home environment.
Here are some things that you should expect to learn from your home visitor.
- Preparing for changes: You will go through many physical and mental changes. Your doctor should go over these changes with you during your appointments. However, if you don’t feel comfortable talking to your doctor about it, check in with your home visitor. They can help you understand more about the changes and the actions to take.
- Watching what you eat: There are many things that you should be eating to help your baby grow. There are many things to avoid. It can be a lot to remember. If you are not sure, talk it over with your home visitor!
- Prenatal Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins provide expecting mom and baby with the right nutrients to grow healthy. Not sure exactly what prenatal vitamins are or why you need to take them or what they are doing to your body? Talk it over with your home visitor.
Your home visitor is here for you. You should not feel embarrassed to ask your home visitor questions as you go through this experience. Home visitors make sure that you are preparing yourself and your home for a new baby. They do not replace your regular physician or pediatric doctor, but rather act as additional support! For more information or to enroll in home visiting, dial 211.