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Nurse-Family Partnership

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Partner with an experienced registered nurse at University Health who will provide free support, advice and information to help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby and be a great mom.

What Is Nurse-Family Partnership?

Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary, free mother and child health program. If you are a first-time mom, receive assistance early in your pregnancy and continue until your child is 2 years old.

Invite the baby’s father or family members to participate if you would like them to be present.

Dependable, Supportive Nurses

A knowledgeable, well-trained registered nurse visits your home regularly to help you stay healthy and safe during your pregnancy. Many new moms in the program develop a close, trusting relationship with their Nurse-Family Partnership nurse.

Count on your nurse to help you build confidence and find the tools and resources you need to ensure a healthy, safe start for your baby. Get encouragement and take steps toward a stable life with opportunities for success for you and your child.

Focused Help for First-Time Mothers

Becoming a mother can change your life. That’s why developing skills and finding resources during your first pregnancy is so important. Lessening barriers to health care, increasing self-care and modifying your lifestyle can have a big effect on your pregnancy and baby’s well-being. The program also helps you cope and expand your parenting abilities if you have other children later.

Partnership Goals & Benefits

Transform your life through participation in the Nurse-Family Partnership. Take advantage of the proven program outcomes to positively effects your ability to:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and baby
    • Regular prenatal care
    • Improve your diet
    • Reduce smoking, alcohol and illegal substance use
    • Preventive health care
  • Become the best mom you can be by learning and practicing childcare skills such as:
    • Breastfeeding
    • Nutrition
    • Child learning, behavior and development
    • Safe sleep techniques
    • Home safety
  • Get referrals for health care, childcare, job training and other community services
  • Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
  • Achieve economic self-sufficiency

Who Can Participate?

You may receive a referral for the program from a school nurse or counselor, health clinics, obstetricians' offices, family planning clinics or programs that serve low-income women, such as Medicaid or Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

You may qualify for the free program if you:

  • Are pregnant with your first child
  • Meet income requirements
  • Are a resident of Bexar County
  • Sign up before your 28th week of pregnancy

If you’re eligible, enroll as early in your pregnancy as possible.

Nurse-Family Partnership
Contact Us
For more information about the Nurse-Family Partnership, please call 210-644-4137.