Our Maternal Child Health Team includes Registered Nurses with a foundation in community health, and experience in routine and high-risk obstetrics. Our nurses assess each patient’s needs and provide access to other community-based services to help mothers-to-be through pregnancy to term.
Services provided may include physical assessments, birth and infant care guidance, lactation education, assessment of fetal heart rate, medication teaching and administration, referral and coordination of community resources, and related programs. Postpartum visits are also available to mothers and infants who have been discharged early, have questions, or are at high risk.
For each patient referred to the VNA of South Central CT, our team will manage complex obstetric conditions, such as:
- Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
- Gestational diabetes
- Preterm labor
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- High-risk social situations: substance abuse, teen pregnancy
- Postpartum depression