​HOME VISITS FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

 Home visits are provided to newly delivered women and their new born if:
 
  • Your pregnancy is identified as High-Risk (see High-Risk conditions below)
  • Received prenatal care through the WCHS Prenatal Clinic G
  • Delivered through private doctor's office and receive Medicaid benefits
  • Delivered with no prenatal care
 
 Families receive:
  • Physical assessments
  • Parental education and support
  • Information about community resources with in Wake County
  • Interventions designed to promote family health and well being
  •    

High-Risk conditions which often require a home visit for follow-up and teaching are:

  • Preterm Labor 
  • Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Multiple Pregnancy (twins)
  • Renal Disease
  • Previous Fetal Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Other Medical Conditions
 
 

FOR A HIGH-RISK PREGNANCY

  1. The Public Health Nurse, under the direction of your physician, will check your High Risk condition during a home visit and report any abnormal findings to your health care provider.
  2. Additional teaching will be provided about your High-Risk condition and how to take care of yourself during your monthly home visit.
 

AS PART OF YOUR POSTPARTUM CARE

 (After you deliver)
 
If you have a C-section delivery, the Public Health Nurse will come to your home to remove your staples. This is done 7-10  days after you deliver. If you haven’t received a call from a  nurse, contact: 250-4674 and someone will assist you.
 
New moms are provided a home visit after they deliver to check on the mother and the newborn. For you, as a new mother during the postpartum period, teaching may include:
 
  • Emotional Changes/Family Support
  • Physical Changes
  • Postpartum  Blues
  • Postpartum Exercises
  • Family Support  
  • Birth Control
  • Diet 
  • Postpartum Check-Up
  • How to take care of your baby
  • Other Medical Follow-Up
 
 
If you have questions before the nurse comes to see you, call 919-250-4674
 

POST-PARTUM– 6WEEK CHECK-UP

You should leave the hospital with an appointment for your 6 week check-up. If you do not receive an appointment, call 919-250-3905
and leave a message. Someone will call you back.