Perinatal Home Nursing Program
MVN's highly qualified OB nurses specialize in mother and newborn care related to high-risk pregnancy, or home care for new mothers and infants. The Perinatal home nursing program offers:
- Postpartum Home Visits
- Home Phototherapy Care
- High-Risk Antepartum Home Visits
- Childbirth Education Classes
New mothers and infants
After being discharged from the hospital, most new mothers and their babies will receive a visit at home from a visiting nurse. Usually, new mothers and babies are discharged 24 hours after a vaginal delivery and 48 hours after a cesarean delivery.
Schedule of Home Care
First, a call
The day after being discharged from the Women's Birth Center at University of Michigan Hospital you will receive a phone call from Michigan Visiting Nurses to arrange a visit. A nurse will be available to answer your questions.
Then, a visit
After a vaginal delivery, the home visit is usually made on the third day after the date of birth. After a cesarean birth, the home visit is usually made on the fourth or fifth day after the date of birth, based upon the health care provider's orders.
At the visit, the nurse will:
- Check the health status of both mother and baby
- Teach mother and other family members about caring for a new baby (feeding, sleeping, normal development, signs of illness, etc.)
- Answer questions regarding care for a new mother and baby
- Provide information about when to contact the health care provider
- For cesarean section mothers, remove the staples from the incision and replace with little band-aids, called steri-strips
Michigan Visiting Nurses is pleased to provide home health services to new mothers and babies. If you have questions or concerns about the Home Care Program for New Mothers and Babies, please call (734) 677-1515 or toll free (800) 842-5504 option 3.