What is the Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting Program?
A nurse from Carteret County Health Department is available to visit all new mothers and their babies who reside in the county who have Medicaid coverage.
The nurse will call to arrange a visit in your home within two months of the birth of your baby.
How Can the Postpartum/Newborn Visiting Program Be Helpful to Me?
So many changes take place once you and your baby leave the hospital. This early visit gives you the opportunity to talk about such things as infant feeding, bonding, parenting, family and social support. The visit is designed to meet your needs.
What Are Some Other Things I Should Consider as a New Parent?
The home visiting nurse can provide up to date information on immunizations, childcare, infant growth and development, and safe sleep practices.
She will encourage you to keep your postpartum check up and to get regular medical checkups for you and your new baby.
Where can I Reach the Postpartum/Newborn Home Visiting Program?
The program is located at Carteret County Health Department, 3820 A Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC. Telephone 252.728.8550.