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Prenatal Growth and Development by the NYS Parenting Guide

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Prenatal: Growth and Development

 

This is your Guide, the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are the mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.

Visit the parenting guide here.

Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

 
nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
Referrals: newmoms@nursefamilypartnership.org

 

COVID-19 update: The Nurse-Family Partnership is offering 100% telehealth services. If you need a phone to access telehealth services, NFP will provide you with one. Learn more here.

 
Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of the Nurse-Family Partnership.
 
A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners serve low-income, first-time moms.
 
Moms with their very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse will get the support, advice, and information they need during their pregnancy and when their baby arrives.
 
Your nurse will support you to:
-Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth.
-Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more).
-Understand how babies learn and grow.
-Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care and educational programs.
-Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills.
-Give your baby the best possible start to life.
 
To qualify for their free services you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement. Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
 
The nursing program is available to first-time mothers regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.
 


Room To Grow NYC (Parenting Support & Education/Baby Essentials)

 
room_to_grow_logoManhattan Family Center (Korea Town) 
South Bronx Family Center
(212) 620-7800
infony@roomtogrow.org
 

COVID-19 Update: All visits are now virtual. Families meet with their clinicians for regularly scheduled visits via phone or video chat. Essential baby clothing and gear are shipped directly to families’ doorsteps through various partnerships. E-gift cards for baby items and urgent needs are distributed to all families as part of their visit. Additional office hours are available daily via text, phone, and video chat.

 
Room to Grow is a 3-year program that provides low-income families with one-to-one parenting coaching and support. This includes discussing developmental stages, offering strategies to recognize and respond to their child’s many needs, and providing resources and support to help cope with raising a child in typically stressful circumstances. At every visit, parents also receive age-appropriate material necessities, allowing them to provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.
 
If you are pregnant (no more than 36 weeks along) and you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow. Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.
 


Healthy Start Brooklyn (Pregnancy and Parenting Classes for Brooklyn Residents)

 
nyc_health_logoEnroll Online
(844) 919-1123

HealthyStartBrooklyn@health.nyc.gov
 

COVID-19 update: Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly

 

Actualizacion COVID-19: Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, algunos programas estan limitando sus servicios o alternativamente los estan ofreciendo por telefono. Para informacion actualizada, por favor contacte los programas directamente

 
Healthy Start Brooklyn provides a variety of support programs and classes for expectant and new parents who live in Brooklyn. You can get education and support about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, fatherhood, and healthy living.
 
All expectant or new parents living in Brooklyn are eligible.
 
Learn more about the Healthy Start Brooklyn Programs here.
 

Heatlhy Start Brooklyn ofrece variedad de programas de apoyo y clases para familias en embarazo y nuevos padres que residen en Brooklyn. Podras recibir educacion y apoyo acerca del proceso del embarazo, el nacimineto de tu bebe, crianza, lactancia materna, paternidad para hombres, y estilos de vida saludable.
Todas las familias embarazadas y nuevos papas que residan en Brooklyn califican para los servicios de Healthy Start.
Aprende mas visitando Healthy Start Brooklyn por el Departamento de Salud.

 


Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

 
text4baby-removebg-previewWebsite
Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
FAQ
 
The free Text4baby app makes it easy for you to get critical health and safety information. As the perfect companion to text messages sent by text4baby, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including how your baby is growing each week, your progress and medical updates, quizzes, and appointment reminders.
 
Text messages are free for people who have pay-as-you-go or pre-paid cell phones. Learn more here.
 

Text4baby es una aplicación móvil gratis donde podrás aprender acerca de tu salud y seguridad durante el embarazo y la de tu bebé. Además de recibir mensajes de texto por Text4baby, podrás en la aplicación aprender acceder funciones interactivas incluyendo el crecimiento de tu bebé cada semana, tu progreso y noticias médicas, quizzes, y recordatorios de citas.
 
Los mensajes de texto son gratuitos para cuentas de celulares prepagados.