Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs

Code: PH-6100.1800-680

Programs staffed by nurses or other trained professionals or volunteers that visit the homes of first-time mothers during pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life to help the women improve their personal health and development during the prenatal period and learn to care for the child following birth. The visits encourage the mothers to maintain good nutrition; and provide information regarding danger signs in pregnancy, preparation for labor and delivery, breastfeeding and other feeding options, baby supplies, basic infant care, newborn behaviors and child development. They help to ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment in and around the home and receive proper health care. Included are programs that focus on low income individuals, pregnant teens, women with high risk pregnancies or other special populations as well as those that are more broadly available.

See Also:

Home Based Parenting Education (PH-6100.3300)

Prenatal Care (LJ-5000.6600)

Neonatal Care (LJ-5000.6200)

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