How to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

At our Family Strengthening Network workshop for home visitors, El Nido Family Centers invited two young parents to speak about their experience in El Nido’s Teen Parenting Services programs. We’ve posted video of this impressive mom and dad. Several teen parenting resources are also posted here.

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MCHA’s ‘Welcome Baby’ Program Gets the Bugs Out

Dalia, in her third trimester of pregnancy, told her Welcome Baby home visitor that bed bugs had invaded her home, leaving the family with itchy, burning bites. Naturally, Dalia worried how the bed bugs might harm her newborn baby.

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Video: Overview of the Welcome Baby Program

First 5 LA recently posted this nice introduction to the Welcome Baby program. Funded by First 5 LA, Welcome Baby provides a personal parent coach and a nurse visit to help families give their kids the best start. Learn more …

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Video: ‘Welcome Baby’ Connects South Bay Parents With Community Resources

Parenting education, breastfeeding support, information on infant development and bonding and attachment, plus connections to community services and resources — those are some of the key benefits Welcome Baby provides. And, as Silvia and Abraham explain in this video, those are all the things these parents happily received from the program.

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Video: Parents With Older Children and a Baby Talk About Home Visiting

“When my son was this age I didn’t sing or talk to him — I thought that he didn’t need it,” says Maria, who appears in this video with her husband and baby daughter. “But through you and Welcome Baby, I learned that I need to talk to them since they are born. I see how important it is to talk and sing to them at an early age.”

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Video: 2nd Annual Family Strengthening Summit: The Power of Home Visiting

LA Best Babies Network and its partner organizations hosted the second annual Family Strengthening Summit on June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. The event brought together roughly 500 staff members and others affiliated with the Welcome Baby program and its home visiting services. Videos of all presentations are included here.

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Video: Mom Tells Northridge Hospital Staff How ‘Welcome Baby’ Helped Her

A mom talks to her Welcome Baby Parent Coach and Hospital Liaison at Northridge Hospital and explains how the program helped her with breastfeeding and with her psychological health, neither of which had gone well after delivering her first child.

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Janice French Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Janice French, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of important contributions to the field of maternal and child health.

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Videos: Second-Time Mom Talks About Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

Ashley, a second-time mom in Lancaster, California, never breastfed her first daughter. But that was six years ago and she was determined to breastfeed her new baby girl. Initially, it wasn’t easy — it was downright painful — but she credits her Welcome Baby parent coach for talking her through the challenges and helping her succeed.

“If we didn’t talk about that, I probably would not have breastfed — not at all,” she tells parent coach Maureen Farrell

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Video: Dr. Sean Kossari Highlights the Benefits of ‘Welcome Baby’

San Fernando Valley OB/GYN Dr. Sean Kossari tells Welcome Baby outreach specialist Mardee Jessop why he encourages all his patients to enroll in the Welcome Baby program. Specific topics include: parent education, breastfeeding, parent-child bonding, maternal depression, and helping parents understand healthy infant development.

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