RVNAhealth Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time mothers become successful in their new role.
Our team of maternal and child health nurses utilizes the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) nursing model which pairs mothers with their own personal nurse from pregnancy through their child’s second birthday.
RVNAhealth Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free program for eligible mothers* residing in Western Connecticut.
When combined with traditional medical care, mothers participating in the program are more likely to have healthy pregnancies with fewer preterm and low birth weight newborns, are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding, and have infants and toddlers who are healthy and meet developmental milestones.
If you are an expectant mother and need guidance and support, we’re here to help. Click here to refer or register.
Note: this program is NOT affiliated with the DCF and is completely voluntary.
If you are an expectant mother and need guidance and support, we’re here to help.
About the Program
Becoming a mother for the first time can be overwhelming. The RVNAhealth Nurse-Family Partnership is here to help pregnant women transition into motherhood free of charge.
The Nurse-Family Partnership, a national alliance of clinicians invested in supporting first-time mothers, offers weekly prenatal and post-delivery visits for mom and baby until the child reaches the age of two.
Where We Serve
RVNAhealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership program proudly serves first-time mothers in:
Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Kent, Middlebury, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
For Pregnant Moms
Becoming a Mom for the first time is scary! No joke – there’s a lot to learn. And we can help–for free–if you want to sign up.
The Nurse-Family Partnership has helped over 300,000 new moms just like you. And we want to help you, too.
Common Questions and Answers
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Get Started Today
If you’re a first time, limited-income Mom who would benefit from a dedicated nurse to work alongside you for a healthy pregnancy, please fill out the contact form. This is a voluntary program and completing this form gives a nurse permission to talk with you.
By participating in Nurse-Family Partnership, a trained registered nurse can come to your home during your pregnancy (starting around the 12th-16th week) until your child’s second birthday. The visits are no cost, flexible and made to fit your schedule; usually, every 2 weeks. You can decide where to meet, what to talk about at the visits, and are welcome to have friends or family there with you.
The Nurse-Family Partnership program helps moms understand the growth and development of their child, offers resources to help them to parent well, and nurtures moms to set goals for themselves and their families.