Tinnekia

When she was six months pregnant, first-time mom Tinnekia learned about Nurse-Family Partnership through the WIC Office of Tarrant County in Texas. She was glad…

Tierra

Facing a high-risk pregnancy triggered by a prior medical condition, 19-year-old Tierra knew she needed support. Fortunately, she had enrolled in the national Nurse-Family Partnership…

Sara

Sara, who joined Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a nonprofit that supports first-time mothers, when she was pregnant a couple years ago, considers herself somewhat jaded when…

Lizbeth

“Yo tengo Lupus… Mi familia me llama una guerrera porque mi enfermera me ayudó a prepararme física y mentalmente para un parto natural.” Lizbeth Ortiz-Luna,…

Cecilia

Cecilia Sanchez is a single mom who was on her own the day her infant son’s umbilical cord fell off. That’s an event that routinely…

Kyla and Nurse Kelly

Deep down inside I felt like something wasn’t normal. And it turns out it wasn’t. Kelly Plunkett speaks with her Nurse-Family Partnership nurse Kyla Pfannenstiel…

Natausha

When she first found out she was pregnant, Natausha Smith, BSN, RN, was preparing to finish her nursing degree—not become a mother.   Read Natausha’s…

Ja’el

Oyuny

From battling addiction to trying to be the best mom, I’m really proud I didn’t give up. Oyuny Bahena speaks with nurse Regina Vittore about…

Karen refugees

Tin Tin Aye sits on the floor in her Iowa apartment, laughing and stacking building blocks with her son who’s almost two. Her bright smile…

Mariah and Nurse Vicki

Sitting on the floor of her Duncanville, Texas, home, 20-year-old Mariah Gaines gently rolls a ball to her 8-month-old son Ezekiel. When he catches it,…

Deona

Lauren

I can stand up, set those boundaries and make the decisions that are best for not just me, but for my daughter. Lauren Biser speaks…

Karla

   

Sam

Alone and pregnant after a broken engagement, Sam, 24, worried about caring for a baby. “Oh boy,” she thought. “What did I get myself into?…

Rosa

On March 15, Rosa Valentin – a 16-year old mom from Lancaster, Pennsylvania – testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on her…

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