Healthy Families Fairfax: First-Time parents

Throughout Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Years

Healthy Families Fairfax is for parents who are expecting a child and want help to be the best parents possible.

Building a Brighter Future for You and Your Baby

1. Prepare for the birth of your child

  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery
  • Bonding and attachment

2. Promote your baby's health and well-being

  • Newborn care
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Immunizations and well care checkups

3. Grow in your role as your baby's first teacher

  • Baby's developmental stages
  • Reading baby's cues and communicating with your child
  • Activities to prepare your child for school

4. Learn useful parenting strategies

  • Bedtime and feeding routines
  • Positive discipline techniques
  • How to soothe your baby

5. Connect to community resources

  • Playgroups and parent networks
  • Child care, health and social service providers
  • Therapists and care for children with special needs
  • Housing, education, employment and financial counselors

Our Services

A Healthy Families Fairfax family support worker and a nurse Work Together with you.

A family support worker and a nurse visit you in your home on a regular basis before your child is born and continue until your child is three and ready for preschool.

All our services are free, private and confidential; participation is completely voluntary.

Helping Parents Do Their Best

Healthy Families Fairfax is for parents who are expecting their first child and want help to be the best parents possible.

We help answer any questions you have about pregnancy and the best ways to make sure your baby’s birth is healthy.

During Pregnancy

We help ensure your baby’s birth is healthy. We give you the information you need so you will know what to expect during pregnancy and while your baby is being born.

Skills and Resources

We teach new moms and dads about problem-solving skills you can use during different stages of your child’s growth. And we connect you with help in your community, such as child care, transportation and training for employment.

Tracking Your Baby’s Progress

Together, you and your family support worker will observe and track your baby’s progress during different stages of early life to help prevent any possible health or learning problems.

National Recognition

Healthy Families Fairfax is nationally accredited as a provider of highest quality home visitation services and has been recognized by the National Association of Counties for its “tremendous work and innovative ideas.”

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For more information,
or to participate in a
home visit, please call the
Family Resources Referral Line:
703-246-8450; TTY 711.

Download the
Healthy Families Fairfax
Referral Form

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