Nurse Visits Help First-Time Moms, Cut Government Costs In Long Run

Symphonie Dawson and her son, Andrew. A visiting nurse program helped Dawson finish school while she was pregnant.i

Symphonie Dawson and her son, Andrew. A visiting nurse program helped Dawson finish school while she was pregnant.

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Symphonie Dawson and her son, Andrew. A visiting nurse program helped Dawson finish school while she was pregnant.

Symphonie Dawson and her son, Andrew. A visiting nurse program helped Dawson finish school while she was pregnant.

Courtesy of Symphonie Dawson

While studying to become a paralegal and working as a temp, Symphonie Dawson kept feeling sick. She found out it was because she was pregnant.

Living with her mom and two siblings near Dallas, Dawson, then 23, worried about what to expect during pregnancy and what giving birth would be like. She also didn’t know how she would juggle having a baby with being in school.

At a prenatal visit she learned about a group that offers help for first-time mothers-to-be called the Nurse-Family Partnership. A registered nurse named Ashley

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/05/14/406235132/nurse-visits-help-first-time-moms-cut-government-costs-in-long-run?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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