We are a voluntary programme for young first time mothers (and their partners), aged 19 years or under. Our specially-trained nurses provide regular home visits, from early pregnancy until your child is aged two. FNP uses methods on attachment, relationships and self-efficacy. Your family nurse will build a trusting and supportive relationship with you and your family, they will guide you so that you will be able to adopt healthier lifestyles for yourself and your baby, provide good care for your baby and toddler, and plan your future.
Your family nurse will help you:
increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy
improve your child's development
build a positive relationship with your baby and others
plan for the future
make lifestyle choices that gives your child the best possible start in life
achieve your aspirations such as finding a job or returning to education
We hope to be able to give everyone a place on the programme, however, if the programme is full you will be supported by other services and your midwife will help with this.
Family Nurse Partnership visits begin before your baby is born, they are weekly for the first six weeks after your baby's birth, and then fortnightly until 21 months. Monthly visits continue until your child is 2 years old.
It’s all voluntary and if there is something you don't want to talk about in a meeting just let your family nurse know. Together you will decide what to cover in each visit and your family nurse is always available to talk through any concerns you have in-between visits.
Dads or partners are welcome to join in if the mum would like them to. You don't have to be in a relationship for dads to attend.