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Newborn Home Visit Program

What is a Postpartum Newborn Home Visit?

  • The postpartum newborn home visit is a service for new moms and their babies. This service is provided at no cost to them.  
  • After you and your baby leave the hospital, many changes take place. The postpartum newborn home visit is important because a nurse will come to your home to make sure you and your baby are doing well.  
  • Someone will call you to schedule a time for the nurse to visit with you in your home. This nurse will usually spend one to two hours with you and your baby.
 

What will the Nurse do?

  • Ask questions about your health and your baby’s health
  • Weigh your baby
  • Do a limited physical assessment on your baby
  • Check your blood pressure and other vital signs                               
  • Help you get doctor’s appointments for you and your baby
  • Discuss available birth control methods
  • Tell you about other community resources (your health care provider, WIC, DSS and others)
  • Provide opportunities for timely referral of identified problems
  • Answer your questions
 

To help you care for your baby and yourself, the nurse will talk to you about:

  • Well child care/Immunizations
  • Postpartum care and activity
  • Safety
  • Hand washing
  • Sign and symptoms of illness for mom and baby
  • Taking care of baby’s skin and mouth
  • Umbilical cord and circumcision care
  • Breast/bottle feeding and nutritional needs
  • Infant sleep patterns/sleep safety/SIDS               
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Second-hand smoke and other substances
  • Baby’s growth and development
  • Breast care, cesarean section and vaginal care
  • Sleep needs
  • Birth Control methods
  • Prevention of sexually transmitted disease/infection
  • Prenatal Vitamins, pain medication & other PRN medication

Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659

Interim Director: Rodney Jenkins