Our Maternal & Child Health Program is designed to provide teaching and assessment to pregnant women, new mothers and babies.
Every family wants the best for their baby. Every family has questions and worries. Every family needs support and information. Our skilled nursing staff offers support to women during pregnancy through home visits that can answer questions and provide childbirth education.
After the baby is born, we offer postpartum care, including an assessment of the mother and the baby, breastfeeding support and family adjustment.
If more skilled pediatric nursing care is required, such as IV therapy, blood pressure monitoring, nutritional information, or linking families to other necessary community supports; our staff has the expertise to provide these services.
We can help you find the answers to questions you might have:
- Is my baby eating enough?
- How do I know if breastfeeding is going well?
- What can I do to keep my baby healthy?
- Is my baby gaining weight?
- When should I call the doctor?
- What if I get postpartum depression?
- How will I know what to do when my baby is fussy?
- How can I help my older kids adjust to a new baby?
- How do I find childcare if I need it?
- Am I recovering from the birth the way I should?
Here are the services we offer to provide teaching, monitor development, provide coordination of services and assist pregnant women, new mothers and babies in developing the necessary skills for better beginnings:
Skilled Nursing – Nursing assessment and services provided at home for expectant mothers and children based on physician or hospital referral.
Skilled Pediatric Care – Our highly trained and experienced nurses work with each client and the client’s physician to develop a home-based plan of care which may include a wide range of skilled services to help premature babies, and sick or disabled babies and children.
Family Support Worker – Services are provided to children and families to assist in the development of positive interaction between family members as well as assisting in growth development.
Children’s Integrated Services – Nursing Support that includes education, assessment and resource development for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and their children from birth to age six.
Nurse-Family Partnership – Nurse Home Visitors work with low-income women who are pregnant with their first child, helping clients achieve healthier pregnancies and births, stronger child development, and a path toward economic self-sufficiency. More than 30 years of research proves that it works.
Better Beginnings — Nursing services to postpartum women who register prenatally with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.
For more information on any of our Maternal & Child Health Services, please contact: