Your first MCH home visit

The first Maternal and Child Health visit is usually completed at your home and is a chance for you and your Maternal and Child Health nurse to get to know each other and talk about any concerns.

This visit will focus on:

  • safe sleeping
  • safety in the home
  • immunisations
  • feeding including breastfeeding
  • how play helps learning and development
  • family relationships and wellbeing.

Remember, you and your nurse can talk about other issues or concerns if they come up, including the wellbeing of the family.

Tip sheets given at this visit

For translated resources see: Key ages and stages.