New Parent Support Program

Parenting can be a challenge, especially for military families. The demands of transitioning to a new installation, parental absence due to deployments or other military requirements, and being separated from family members and social supports can make adjusting to parenting even more challenging. 

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of registered nurses who provide education and support to military families who are expecting or raising children aged 0 - 5 years old.

The New Parent Support Program helps families cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood through a variety of programs including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes.

The New Parent Support Program provides parenting education on a variety of topics such as pregnancy and health, breastfeeding, newborn care, attachment and bonding, discipline, child development, toilet training and toddler care.

Services Offered

Home visits: Individualized time that allows service members and spouses to receive help with their concerns as a parent or parent-to-be in the privacy of their own home. Home visitors provide family support based on the unique needs of each family.

Office visits: Individualized time that allows service members and spouses to receive help with their concerns as a parent or parent-to-be in a private and convenient location on base.  Home visitors provide family support based on the unique needs of each family.

Stork Club: Play based group for families who have a child in the 0-18 month age range. Come and learn to play with your children, meet other parents, build your support group, and receive education on parenting experiences. Each week will cover a different topic and gives a new chance to ask all your parenting questions.

Hospital Tour: If you have plans to deliver your baby at Yuma Regional Medical Center or if you will be in Yuma County for much of your pregnancy, this tour will help you become acquainted with the hospital environment. The Health Educator from the hospital leads the tour. This tour meets in the YRMC Women and Children’s Lobby.

Positive Parenting: Parenting is tough, but so are you. This class will cover eight main topics: ages and stages of children birth through 5 years, safety, routines, positive discipline, and more. Complete all eight topics for a certificate of completion, or choose which classes to attend based on the specific skill you are looking to improve.  You can join the class at any time.  Classes to do not need to be taken in consecutive order.

What to Expect: If you are thinking about becoming pregnant or are newly pregnant, this is the class for you. Let us walk you through your baby’s growth and development throughout the three trimesters of your pregnancy.  You will also learn all about nutrition, body changes, and overall pregnancy care.

Childbirth Experience: Your due date is quickly approaching and all those questions about labor, delivery and postpartum are racing through your head. Come learn about the stages of labor, types of deliveries, and what changes to expect once your baby arrives.

Relaxation & Breastfeeding: Prepare for your baby’s arrival by gaining hands on experience. Breastfeeding success starts with the information provided in this class on topics such as preparing to feed, positioning, milk storage, pumping, feeding patterns, and more. Not to be overlooked is the importance of Relaxation.  In this class, we will cover topics such as massage, breathing techniques, and other relaxation methods for use leading up to baby’s arrival, during labor, and in the postpartum period.

Baby Boot Camp: Fun and interactive class for parents to prepare for the first three months of your baby being home with you. In this class, you will learn about parenthood, attachment and bonding, SIDS, shaken baby syndrome, calming baby, community resources, self-care, newborn care, and more.

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