Babies don't come with an instruction manual,
and Texas Family Connects can fill in the gaps.
The first few days and weeks home with a new baby can be a challenging time for all families, and research indicates that more than 90 percent of families can use some additional support. Texas Family Connects nurses are trained to answer your questions and connect you with the support you need. The program is simple- a registered nurse comes to visit around 3 weeks to check on both mom and baby. There is no cost, and anyone can participate. You can sign up online or over the phone.
The Family Connects model brings together Families, Healthcare Providers and Community Agencies to give babies their best start possible. Research has shown that when families that participate in Family Connects, mothers feel less anxious, parents learn about quality child care options and babies need less emergency care at hospitals. That is good for babies, families and the whole community.