As you prepare for the arrival of your baby, it's important to maintain your physical and emotional well-being. Our experienced registered nurses make your health a priority. Your nurse will complete a full health assessment to ensure you're in good health and will also evaluate your home environment to make certain it promotes safety for your soon-to-come newborn. Prenatal maternal care includes:
- Screenings: vital sign testing
- Medication management: review of any medications you are taking while pregnant to ensure prescriptions are being properly filled and administered safely
- Nutrition: evaluation of your diet and recommendations for proper nutrition for you and your baby. Your nurse will provide you with breastfeeding and pumping instructions as needed and will evaluate calorie and fluid intake.
- Home environment: tips for promoting safety in your baby's home environment. Your nurse will assess the environment for fall risk factors, smoke detectors, a fire escape plan, and any respiratory irritants that may be present (secondhand smoke, fireplaces, allergens, forced hot-air heat).
- Special care: other topics covered during the home visit include emergency preparedness, support systems (proper access to resources), stress management, connection to your primary-care doctor, and more.
First Connections Program
South County Home Health provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three. Home visits are based on the needs of the family. Visit topics may include health education and connections with appropriate healthcare services, human services, and community resources. Learn more.
To learn more about South County Home Health's Prenatal Maternal Care call South County Home Health at 401 782-0500.