Q: How much does the program cost?
A: The Welcome Family visit, follow-up call, and support are all completely free.
Q: Is this program for anybody?
A: The program is for any mom with a newborn regardless of income or how many children you’ve had before. If you live in Fall River or have your baby at Charlton Memorial Hospital, you qualify!
Q: When and where will the visit take place?
A: The nurse will visit within the first few weeks after the birth of your newborn. Most visits take place in your home, but if you are more comfortable meeting at a different location, that’s okay too.
Q: Can I have other people with me at the visit?
A: While this program is designed for you and your newborn, other people who are helping you take care of the baby and providing you with support are welcome to attend.
Q: What will happen during the visit?
A: The nurse is there to answer your questions and make sure you have the information you need to stay healthy. The nurse will also want to make sure that your newborn is doing well.