Nurse-Family Partnership

Women who are pregnant with their first child may benefit from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Nurse-Family Partnership, which is free to all eligible women.  When enrolled, a specially trained nurse visits the woman’s home throughout her pregnancy and continues to visit until the child is 2 years old.

What is Nurse-Family Partnership?

Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old.

How often will my nurse visit?

Your nurse will visit every week or two, during your pregnancy and up until your baby is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule.

How much does the program cost?

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE to all eligible women!

Who can enroll in the program?

Any woman who is:

  • Pregnant with her first child.
  • Meets income requirements.

You can join as early in your pregnancy as you like, but enrollment is no later than 28 weeks gestation.

Can my baby’s father participate, too?

Nurse-Family Partnership encourages fathers, family members and even friends to be involved in the visits and learn how they can best support you.

You and your nurse decide who gets involved.

Because you are the one who carries the baby and you are the first person to take care of your baby, you are the one who is actually enrolled in the program and you are the main focus of the nurse.


What Participating Families Have to Say about Nurse-Family Partnership

"They always say babies don't come with instruction manuals-but if there was one-the Nurse-Family Partnership program would be it. The quantity and quality of the material is so phenomenal, and the manner in which my nurse Ginny presented it kept me involved and confident rather than feeling as if I were being lectured, which I initially feared." - Andrea, a graduate of NFP

"My nurse helped me set goals and made me see that I could do so many other things. I could be there for my child and have my life as well." -Vanessa, a 19 year old mom

"What really made the difference for me, was that my nurse didn't tell me to do something, she showed me how to do it the right way." - Rebecca, a 17 year old mom