Every family wants the best for their baby. Every family has questions and worries. Every family needs support and information. Our Maternal & Child Health Program is designed to provide teaching and assessment to pregnant women, new mothers and babies.
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 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.
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.
Nursing services to postpartum women who register prenatally with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.
The Healthy Smiles program is a pilot program developed to promote oral health wellness during pregnancy and at infancy to foster strong preventative practices. The NCHC hygienists are introduced to the Maternal Child Health clients via the assigned MCH Nurses who visit the clients in their homes. Our hygienist will provide oral hygiene instruction and offer screenings for all members of the household.
Families are encouraged to seek a dental home. The hygienists offer assistance with making appointments, completing paperwork, and connecting the individual if necessary with RCT for both NCHC dental practices and private dental practices. Our goal is to improve the overall health outcomes in the parents and their children for years to come, creating a cycle of wellness.
For more information on any of our Maternal & Child Health Services, please contact:
Magdalene C.R. Miller