Pender County Postpartum & Newborn Home Visit Program
Pender County Health Department offers this service to patients with Medicaid who recently gave birth. A trained Registered Nurse will coordinate a visit to check in on mom and baby in their home. The ideal time frame for this visit is within the first few weeks of life but can be done up to 60 days after birth. Our goal is to empower families as they navigate postpartum recovery, newborn care, and any complications that arise.
What does the nurse do on a home visit?
The RN will:
-Bring gifts for your new baby!!
-Take mom’s blood pressure and assess other important systems
-Assess for postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety and connect mom with resources
-Do a complete head-to-toe assessment on baby
-Address any concerns family has regarding infant care
-Provide written educational material for family to review
-Communicate with pediatrician if parents have any concerns
-Help family set up WIC and apply for Medicaid
-Review methods of birth control
Meet the Nurse!!
My name is Brie!! I have been a nurse for the past 10 years. Nine years of my practice was in Neonatal Intensive Care. My experience included working in high-acuity NICUs like Duke University Hospital. I also did travel nursing for almost 3 years. I loved caring for the babies, but my passion is in parent education. This role allows me to sit, listen, and not be rushed as we discuss the triumphs and challenges you face with your new baby. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I will work to find the answer!!
To schedule an appointment with the Postpartum & Newborn Home Visit Nurse, please call (910) 259-1310!