Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Prenatal Health and Education


Prenatal participants receive comprehensive prenatal education, through the Before Baby Arrives curriculum from Florida State University. Home Visitors discuss with expecting parents ways to ensure a healthy baby. The following topics are discussed during home visits:

  • Prenatal Care & Fetal Development

  • Risks during Pregnancy: Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs

  • Importance of Nutrition

  • Labor and Delivery

  • Postpartum Recovery

  • Parental Depression

  • Infant Care

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding


We also encourage and support participants in receiving physical and dental exams throughout pregnancy.

Infant Massage

Home Visitors are also trained in Infant Massage through the


WINC (World Institute for Nurturing Communication)

WINC focuses on the Triad Model of:

  • Nurturing Touch

  • Compassionate Communication

  • Safe, Positive and Creative Environment

Studies show that touch is vitally important for an infant's survival, growth and develpment, physically and emotionally.

Parents are offered infant massage as a means to supporting a healthy infant, strengthening the family unit and fortifying the bonding and attachment process.