Being a mom is an extraordinary journey filled with moments of joy, growth, and challenges. As you embark on this path, know that you're not alone – New Orleans is here to support you every step of the way. Allow us to introduce you to a remarkable program that's changing lives in the heart of New Orleans: Family Connects New Orleans.
What is Family Connects New Orleans?
Family Connects New Orleans is more than just a program; it's a lifeline for moms like you who are navigating the beautiful and sometimes overwhelming world of motherhood. This innovative initiative is designed to ensure that every family, regardless of their background or circumstances, receives the care, support, and resources they need to thrive during the critical early days of parenthood. Family Connects New Orleans provides one to three in-home visits, free of charge, to parents of newborns up to 12 weeks old residing in Orleans Parish who give birth at Ochsner Baptist or Touro Hospital. You can expect a visit with a registered nurse around 3 weeks postpartum.
Personalized Care and Guidance
Imagine having a knowledgeable and compassionate partner who comes to you – right at home – to provide expert guidance tailored to your family's unique needs. That's exactly what Family Connects offers. A registered nurse, skilled in newborn care and maternal health, will visit you shortly after your baby's arrival. They'll listen to your questions, concerns, and hopes, providing evidence-based advice and helping you build the confidence you deserve as a new mom.
Building a Supportive Community
Family Connects New Orleans understands that motherhood is a journey best traveled together. That's why they connect you with a network of fellow parents in your community. From playgroups to workshops and events, you'll have the opportunity to meet other moms who understand your joys and challenges. These connections often evolve into lasting friendships, creating a strong foundation of support for you and your family.
The power of knowledge is immeasurable, especially during the early stages of parenting. Family Connects equips you with the tools you need to make informed decisions about your child's care and development.
Family Connects New Orleans is provided through the New Orleans Health Department and is partnered with Ochsner Baptist and Touro. Participation in Family Connects is recommended by local pediatricians, obstetricians, and family practitioners. Embrace the opportunity to embark on motherhood with confidence, empowerment, and a community of fellow moms cheering you on. Family Connects New Orleans is your open invitation to experience a brighter, more supported journey through the early stages of parenthood.