Maysa became pregnant when she was in middle school. Though her mother was committed to supporting her, Maysa’s friends soon disappeared. “When I was pregnant it felt crazy. I was overwhelmed and scared.” A WIC nurse referred her to ChildStrive’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP). “What’s most helpful about NFP is that I can ask questions and get answers from a nurse that I trust and know that she’s supporting me.” Maysa and Isaac are doing well. Maysa is going to high school and Isaac is reaching all of his developmental milestones right on time. “My nurse is like a friend, we not only talk about Isaac, but about my personal life and school, and how things are going.” ChildStrive nurses offer support and encouragement to over 200 families like Maysa and Isaac each year.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a national, evidence-based home visiting program that pairs nurses with young, first time pregnant moms. Nurses visit from early pregnancy until the child turns two. Thanks to generous supporters, there is no cost to families. For more information call 425-353-5656 x7335, email nursefamilypartnership@ChildStrive.org, or go to www.childstrive.org/programs/nurse-family-partnership/