First-time moms wrangle motherhood

First-time moms wrangle motherhood

Nurses partner with families, shape confident mothers
First-time mom, Qwencie Smith, 22, plays with her son Elijah on the floor in their apartment. Engaging Elijah in the things he finds interesting helps aid in childhood development; something she learned in the NFP program.
Tina Duran holds her sleeping son, Alex Abeyta while his father Andrew Abeyta scoots in for a family shot. Alex, 11 months, was a wonderful surprise for Duran and Abeyta.
After a quick nap, Alex was skeptical of leaving his mother’s arms. The parents describe Alex as a friendly, sweet and happy baby.
Allison Duran, RN for the Nurse Family Partnership program, watches Elijah play with an electronic book. Smith has been partnered with Duran since she was six months pregnant.
Rachel Segura/Cortez Journal

Elijah Smith, a curious one year old, abandons his toys to inspect the camera. His mother Qwencie describes her son as “independent.”
NFP Statistics

This data was collected from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011 for the state of Colorado and the Nurse Family Partnership Programs that serve families in 50 counties. It was found at www.nursefamilypartnershipprogram.org under state

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First-time moms wrangle motherhood

First-time mom, Qwencie Smith, 22, plays with her son Elijah on the floor in their apartment. Engaging Elijah in the things he finds interesting helps aid in childhood development; something she learned in the NFP program.
Tina Duran holds her sleeping son, Alex Abeyta while his father Andrew Abeyta scoots in for a family shot. Alex, 11 months, was a wonderful surprise for Duran and Abeyta.
After a quick nap, Alex was skeptical of leaving his mother’s arms. The parents describe Alex as a friendly, sweet and happy baby.
Allison Duran, RN for the Nurse Family Partnership program, watches Elijah play with an electronic book. Smith has been partnered with Duran since she was six months pregnant.
Rachel Segura/Cortez Journal

Elijah Smith, a curious one year old, abandons his toys to inspect the camera. His mother Qwencie describes her son as “independent.”
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