Preparing for a new baby is a very thrilling time in life and parents want to make sure they are doing everything that is best for their child. For many new parents, the thrill can also be daunting, with many questions. That’s why the patronage nurses’ home visits are critical, especially in the early exhausting weeks while the mother and the baby are getting acquainted. Ljiljana Ivanovska and Bogica Zafirovska, patronage nurses from Kumanovo take their regular visit to the villages in the region of Staro Nagoricane. This time they bring with them a “Guide for parents of children 0 to 3” — the first of its kind developed to support families of young children with advice and information on everything they need to know about health, grow and development of their child.
Families with small children living in remote parts of the country such as mountain villages benefit the most from the visits of patronage nurses.