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NEWS | Nov. 12, 2015

New Parent Support Program helps answer questions

Family Advocacy Officer JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

The pregnancy test results are in and … you’re pregnant! Now what?

 Your mind may be flooded with thoughts: “What’s going to happen to my body during pregnancy?” “How will I care for a baby?” “What if there’s an emergency.”

You may have numerous thoughts about your pregnancy, raising a baby and how your life may change. But where can you find the answers? The answer is the New Parent Support Program.

The NPSP offers expectant parents and parents with a child under the age of 3, the opportunity to learn new parenting skills or to improve old ones.

The program’s team of registered nurses can provide education and support services in areas such as newborn care, infant stimulation, child growth and development, stress management, role changes, referrals to community resources and other issues that may affect your role as a nurturing parent.

NPSP nurses can provide one-on-one support services through private in-home visits, phone contacts or office visit and always at your convenience. 

Having a new baby can be both a pleasure and a challenge for most parents. However, for military families, parenthood can pose special concerns due to separation from supportive family members.

NPSP can provide guidance and support to help parents cope with challenges they may face and help them develop into skilled, loving, nurturing parents.

The NPSP is voluntary, free and easy to join for active duty service members and their families. Contact the New Parent  Support Program at 808-6468 for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, 292-5967 at JBSA-Lackland and 652-6308 at JBSA-Randolph.