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Raising a child can be a challenging task, full of questions for new Moms. How often should I feed my baby? How much should my baby weigh? How can I be a better caregiver? These are just some of the concerns families may have.
One resource in the community that is available to help first time parents adjust to the new presence in the household is the Children First Program. The Children First Program encourages early and continuous prenatal care, personal development, and the involvement of fathers, grandparents and other supporting persons in parenting.
What is the Children First Program?
The Children First program is a voluntary program for first-time moms. A caring specially trained registered public health nurse will visit you in your home throughout your pregnancy and up until your baby is 2 years old- at no charge to you. At the home visit the registered nurse will provide education on pregnancy, labor and delivery, and parenting skills such as feeding, bathing, and toilet training.
Those enrolled in the Children First Program receive the following services at no cost for eligible clients:
These services are not intended to replace services provided by health care providers or family doctors. Nurses work collaboratively with other providers to help meet the needs of mother and child.
Who can enroll in the Children First Program?
Public Health Nurses provide home visitation services during pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life using the following schedule:
For more information or to enroll, contact:
Contact the Grant County Health Department at
115 N. Main
Medford, OK 73759
Or call a regional representative at
(580)233-0650 ext. 150
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