​HOME VISITS FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Home visits are provided to newly delivered women and their newborn living in Wake County who:
  • Received prenatal care through the WCHS Prenatal Clinic G

  • Received prenatal care through WakeMed’s High Risk Prenatal clinic

  • Received prenatal care through private doctor's offices and receive Medicaid benefits

  • Delivered with no prenatal care
Families receive:
  • Physical assessments, including BP check for mom and weight check for baby
  • Teaching and support
  • Information about and assistance linking with community resources
  • Interventions designed to promote family health and well being

AS PART OF YOUR POSTPARTUM CARE
(After you deliver)
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

POSTPARTUM 6-WEEK CHECK-UP
  • You should leave the hospital with an appointment for your 6-week check-up. If you do not receive an appointment, call 919-250-1004 and leave a message. Someone will call you back.
High-Risk prenatal conditions often benefit from home visits during the pregnancy for follow-up and teaching:
  • The Public Health Nurse, under the direction of your physician, will check your High-Risk conditions during a home visit and report any abnormal findings to your health care provider.

  • Your monthly home visit will provide additional teaching about your High-Risk condition and how to take care of yourself during your pregnancy.

  • You will receive support in preparing for your baby and the changes you will experience as a new mother.

For more information contact us at 919-250-1004
or hs.mch@wakegov.com.