The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program of Montana is for
first-time mothers less than 7 months (28 weeks) pregnant and who live within Missoula County.
This is a voluntary, no-cost program for first-time mothers. We help you and your baby get a good start and prepare for your future.
Income eligibility guidelines (These guidelines are the same as for the WIC program.You do not have to be enrolled in the WIC program to join the NFP program.)
Your nurse will visit with you early in your pregnancy and will continue visits until your child’s second birthday. You will have the same nurse for every visit. She will:
- Help you plan for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth.
- Guide you to housing assistance, health services, and life planning.
- Teach you about the different stages of your child’s development .
What Happens During a Visit?
Each visit is designed around three goals:
- A healthy pregnancy and birth.
- Your baby’s good health and development.
- You vision and goals for your future.
The nurse will come to you. Each visit lasts about an hour. Your nurse will have information to share with you about each stage in your pregnancy, the birth experience, and the development of your child. She will also answer any questions you may have.
Your spouse, significant other, close family member or friend may also be present.
- Stories from Moms who have been NFP clients
- Missoula Nurse-Family Partnership - Video
- Missoulian article - Visiting Nurses Help Missoula
- Nurse-Family Partnership - National organization web page
- "Being a first time parent is a scary thing . . ." - Video
- Other Health Department home visiting programs
Other Montana counties with a Nurse-Family Partnerhship program: Butte-Silver Bow (Butte), Hill (Havre), Lewis & Clark (Helena) and Yellowstone (Riverstone in Billings).