Programs for New Moms
Are you a first time mom? We are here to help you succeed in this exciting, yet challenging, journey. Through this free program, you will receive regular home visits from specially trained nurses during pregnancy and through your child’s second birthday. Nurse home visitors have a wealth of information and tools to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth and are prepared for early motherhood. They will answer your questions, provide advice and support you emotionally, helping you make healthy choices related to nutrition and any tobacco, alcohol and drug use. Nurses also provide life-coaching and will help you with plans for education, employment and any future pregnancies. Dads are encouraged to participate.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization with a 20-year history supporting first time moms. Extensive research has proven the program's benefits, including:
- Improved prenatal health
- Fewer childhood injuries
- Fewer subsequent pregnancies
- Increased intervals between births
- Increased maternal employment
- Improved school readiness
You must be a first-time mom and financially qualify for the free program. For more information, call 970-871-7686.
Bringing home a new baby can be challenging. We can help. After your baby is born, a registered nurse will visit you in your home to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. Our nurses have extensive knowledge about many aspects of newborn care, including:
- Sleep and wake patterns
- Irritability issues
- Sibling adjustment
- Postpartum emotions
- Bonding with baby
- Financial assistance and other community resources.
The home visit is free. For more information about New Arrivals, call 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs or 970-824-8233 in Craig.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new moms and children 5 and younger. Learn more.
Baby and Me Tobacco Free
Quitting smoking is vital for a healthy pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects and infant death. If you are pregnant, we can help you quit tobacco. Baby and Me Tobacco Free rogram will provide you four prenatal smoking cessation sessions and incentives. If you quit smoking and remain smoke free throughout your pregnancy and after your baby is born, you will receive monthly vouchers for free diapers, for up to a year.
For more information about Baby and Me Tobacco Free, call 970-871-7622 in Steamboat Springs or 970-871-7653 in Craig.
We can assist you in securing health insurance for yourself and your baby. Learn more about health insurance options through Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus and the health insurance marketplace (Connect for Health Colorado). If you have no health insurance options, you may qualify for financial assistance with prenatal health care. For more information, call 970-871-7622.