Newborn Home Visitation

Program Details

Registered Nurses provide home visits to prenatal and newborns to help them have the best start possible. If any abnormalities are noted, the patient will be referred to their physician to address concerns noted. The patients will be urged to sign release forms to allow communication with the physician regarding concerns identified.

Our Mission

The mission of our home visits is to promote healthy full term pregnancy, to protect maternal and newborn health, and to improve prenatal care and postpartum outcomes.

Prenatal Home Visits

The prenatal home visits are done as needed from the time the mother finds out she is pregnant until the baby is born. 

The visits Include but are not limited to

  • Information about finding a source of prenatal and newborn care
  • The importance of good nutrition
  • Information about prescription and illicit drug use
  • Resources for smoking cessation-enrollment into Baby and Me Tobacco Free
  • Immunization education
  • Basic assessment including blood pressure
  • Information on preparing for baby
  • Help finding community resources

Newborn Home Visits

The first newborn home visit is done within the first 2 weeks after the baby is born. Subsequent visits can be scheduled according to the needs of the family. 

The visits Include but are not limited to

  • Visual assessment of the baby
  • Feeding concerns
  • Safe sleeping
  • Immunization education
  • Milestones
  • Health and nutrition
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Infant weight checks

Who Is Eligible

Pregnant mothers, especially first-time mothers, of babies from birth to 1-year-old living in Muskingum County.

Contact

For information, call 740-454-9741 and dial 2 for Nursing.

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