Maternal-Child Health

Home Visits for Pregnant Women & New Parents
The Montgomery County Health Department offers two nurse-home visiting programs to pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their babies who might want a little extra help. They are: the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program and the Maternal-Child Health Home Visiting program, also known as the Title V program. Both programs are for Montgomery County residents and are free.

Nurse-Family Partnership
The Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time parents succeed. Families develop confidence and skills for parenting and economic self-sufficiency by volunteering to work with a nurse home visitor from this proven program. Specialized nurses visit families regularly during a 2½ year period, beginning in early pregnancy. The Nurse-Family Partnership achieves its goal by focusing on three clear objectives:
  • Fostering healthier pregnancies
  • Improving the health and development of children
  • Encouraging self-sufficiency
Who is Eligible to Enroll in the NFP Program?
Any woman residing in Montgomery County who is:
  • Pregnant with her first child (no previous live births)
  • Low-income
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
View more information on the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

NFP Quarterly Newsletters
1st Quarter 2015

Maternal-Child Home Visiting Program
The Maternal-Child Home Visiting program is for pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their babies. A public health nurse will visit the family in the home, help with health care needs and discuss how mom, dad and/or other caregivers and baby are doing. The public health nurse can assist parents and children with a variety of needs including, but not limited to:
  • Infant Care / Parenting Tips
  • Breastfeeding Tips
  • Home Safety Tips
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations
  • Lead testing
  • Education and guidance in many health related areas
Who can enroll in the Maternal-Child Home Visiting program?
  • Any pregnant women, regardless of the number of weeks she is pregnant
  • Any new mother or father, regardless of prior children
To make a referral to either the NFP Program or the Maternal-Child Health Home Visiting Program, please complete this Referral Form and submit it to the appropriate contact listed on the form. 

For more information on parent and infant resources in Montgomery County please click here: Montgomery County Parent and Infant Resource Guide or call Ailene Keys, Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, at 610-278-5117.