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Pediatric and Maternal-Child Health Programs

The Partners HealthCare at Home Pediatric and Maternal-Child Health Programs provide specialized in-home, family-centered care to women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, new mothers and their infants, as well as high-risk infants, children and adolescents experiencing medical challenges.

Nurses work with each family and referring physician in developing a plan of care focused on assessment, management, support, education and coordination of care.

Maternal Prenatal Program

Prenatal visits focus on the assessment, management, support and education of the woman and family experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Nurses manage a variety of high-risk issues, such as:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Maternal medical problems
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • IV therapy
  • Multiple gestation
  • Teen pregnancy

Maternal Postpartum Program

Maternal Postpartum visits are designed to provide specialized follow-up for mothers with identified risks and complications following delivery. The nurse provides assessment of the mother, patient education, healing, support for breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding, newborn care and psychosocial adaptation to parenthood.  The program addresses postpartum complications up to 6 weeks post-delivery such as:

  • Teen parenting
  • Postpartum hypertension
  • Cesarean wound care 
  • Intrauterine Fetal Demise
  • Other medical conditions either new or pre-existing affecting postpartum condition

Maternal-Infant Program

Maternal-Infant visits are designed to provide specialized follow-up for the new mothers and their newborn who have met specific discharge criteria making them eligible for a well-mother/well-baby check at home. The nurse provides physical assessment of the mother and the newborn, patient education, support for breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding, newborn care and psychosocial adaptation to parenthood.

Maternal discharge visit: Patient may be eligible for a home visit if they elected to be discharged prior to the 48 hours following vaginal delivery or prior to the 96 hours following a cesarean delivery.  These home visits are contingent upon the patient's specific insurance benefit coverage.

Pediatric Care Program

The pediatric nurses with Partners HealthCare at Home offer health care and support to high-risk infants and children, as well as parents, for conditions such as asthma, heart problems, cancer, cystic fibrosis and much more. We also offer support for parents who lost a baby due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

If your child needs rehabilitation services, our pediatric rehabilitation teams include a case manager, physical therapist, occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist to help maximize each child's potential.

Pediatric Program

Our pediatric nurses offer health care and support to high-risk infants and children, as well as parents, coping with conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac problems
  • Failure to thrive
  • Lead poisoning
  • Cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Surgery
  • Spica cast/traction management
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)