Each year Indian River County Healthy Start touches 95% of all the 1200 babies born. Please become a partner to ensure each baby gets a healthy start.

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Each year Indian River County Healthy Start touches 95% of all the 1200 babies born. Please become a partner to ensure each baby gets a healthy start.

Healthy Start Nurse: Superhero

The Healthy Start nurse, Elaine, came to my home after my baby was born. My husband and I were so tired and overwhelmed. It was my first baby and I was struggling with breastfeeding. I was feeling down on myself because my birth experience did not go the way I had planned. I felt like I was not a good mother. Right out of the gate, I felt like a failure. But Elaine came in like a superhero and empowered me with information, helped me with breastfeeding, connected me with resources, she made us feel better about everything. I wanted her to come everyday.

Healthy Start gave me the start we needed to be good parents to our baby.