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…

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,…

Kelly and Nurse Kyla

“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…

Nurse 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…

South Carolina Nurses

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…

Tin Tin

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…

Nurse Luwana

Luwana Marts was a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes in Louisiana. In 2004, a reporter from The New Yorker followed Luwana and…

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

   

Jermaine

Jermaine returns home from the pediatrician’s office. His 2-month-old son, Ja’Marr, was due for a round of his immunizations. “He did great,” Jermaine says with…

Mark

Two years ago Mark was working the night shift at McDonald’s in Lubbock, Texas, when a young woman walked up to the counter and asked…

Rosa

On March 15, 2017, Rosa Valentin – a 16-year old mom from Lancaster, Pennsylvania – testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on…

Shannon’s Story