Because babies don't come with an instruction manual, Welcome Every Baby Family Connects is here to fill in the gaps.
The first few days and weeks home with a new baby can be a challenging time for all families, and research indicates that more than 90 percent of families can use some additional support. Welcome Every Baby Family Connects nurses are trained to answer your questions and connect you with the support you need. The program is simple — a registered nurse comes to visit around 3 weeks to check on mom, baby, and the whole family. There is no cost, and anyone can participate.
What can Welcome Every Baby Family Connects do for you?
Having a new baby affects families in many ways. Welcome Every Baby Family Connects nurses are trained to answer your questions and connect you with the support you need. Here are a few things Welcome Every Baby Family Connects nurses can do for your family:
- Check baby’s health and weight
- Check mom’s health
- Help with feeding baby and provide breastfeeding support
- Screen mom for Postpartum Depression
- Tell you about child care options
- Help plan to go back to work
- Give tips on bath time & changing diapers
- Give you tips on safe sleep
- Help you with baby’s crying
- Teach other family members about baby
- Tell you about parent support groups
- Give you tips to help baby learn
- Tell you about family planning options
- Plan for visiting the doctor
How To Sign Up for a Visit:
- At the Hospital sign the "WEB FC Consent Form" after the birth of your baby and a WEB FC representive will contact you to discuss your family's eligibility and timing for a WEB FC Nurse home visit.
- Call WEB FC after the birth of your baby to discuss your family's eligibility and timing for a WEB FC Nurse home visit.
Overall Benefits of Participating in Welcome Every Baby - Family Connects
Online Groups For New Parents
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Welcome Every Baby-Family Connects (WEB-FC) Nurses/Lactation Consultants are hosting free weekly discussion groups via Zoom for parents and their babies, age 0 - 4 months. These groups are designed to be a safe and supportive environment to ask questions, share ideas and get support, information and resources as it relates to caring for youself and your baby.