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The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

The Family Nurse Partnership is a voluntary programme for young women who are expecting their first baby. Research shows that mums and dads who take part in this programme are more likely to achieve what they want for themselves and their children.

“I am a better parent from all the knowledge my family nurse has given me... I am more confident... I have made better choices with the family nurse's guidance.”

Who is this service for?

This service is offered to young women who live in the Bath and North East Somerset area, who are expecting their first baby and are under 28 weeks pregnant at the time of enrolment.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

Family nurses are specially trained to help you as a young parent to understand all about your baby and how to care well for yourselves.

FNP provide information and support for young parents to make choices that:

  • Increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy
  • Help to manage your labour
  • Improve your child’s health and development
  • Build a positive relationship with your baby and others
  • Help you to plan for the future
  • Enable you to make lifestyle choices that give your child the best possible start in life
  • Enable you to achieve your aspirations (such as finding a job or returning to education)

Your Family Nurse will visit regularly, from early pregnancy to when your child is 2 years old. Visits are made at home and take approximately an hour.

How do I access this service?

Are you age 24 or under and pregnant with your first baby? If so, you may be entitled to FNP so please speak to your midwife or GP if you are interested in finding out more.

In what areas is this service available?

This service is available to those who live in Bath & North East Somerset.

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