A nurse to help mom and baby in their first few days
A health department nurse makes a home visit to see infant and mother within a few days after the baby is born.
In addition to checking the health of mother and child, nurses can also:
- schedule additional medical appointments
- answer questions about child care
- give breastfeeding guidance
- provide birth control, if needed
This service is available to eligible families and is covered by some Medicaid plans. Women should ask their doctor to make a referral or write an order for the visit.