"Striving for a Healthier Community"
Maternal Health Services
Prenatal services are available daily by appointment Monday - Friday. Medicaid
and insurance are accepted. Sliding fee scale is available with proof of income. Prenatal
services are provided by Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Registered nurses (RN) and
- Physical examination:
- MD/FNP completes the initial physical examination
- Non stress tests are offered in the clinic
- Topics include issues of pregnancy, nutrition, infant care, infant nutrition, growth and
development, safety, injury prevention
- WIC services
- Community resources
- Follow-up on any abnormality as recommended by attending physician.
- Home Visits:
- Home visits are made by Registered Nurses or Social Workers as indicated. Also see
Postpartum-Newborn Home visiting.
- Centering Pregnancy
- Group model of prenatal care in which 8-12 women meet for 10 sessions during their
- Sessions are facilitated by a FNP and RN
- Groups include assessments, education and support
- Centering allows the woman to be more involved in her care
- Women develop relationships and support systems with the other women in the group
Early Prenatal care is important in preventing infant mortality and morbidity. Factors contributing to infant mortality and morbidity.
- teen pregnancy
- poor nutrition
- substance abuse
- lack of prenatal care
- abuse and neglect
Postpartum-Newborn home visiting is used as a part of the preventive health care system
to reduce infant mortality and morbidity. This service is completed by a qualified
Postpartum Newborn Home Visits include:
- Physical assessment of the mother and newborn.
- Monitoring emotional well-being of the mother and her ability to provide care to the
- Assisting with breast feeding efforts and providing support to promote its success
- Providing education on a variety of topics, including postpartum care, birth control
options, growth and development of the newborn, newborn care, nutritional needs of the
mother and baby, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome
prevention, immunizations, and much more.
- Fostering parent/infant bonding skills.
- Coordinating care among the family's health care providers and community resources.
- Referrals to appropriate providers for identified problems or needs.
Click Here for Newborn Postpartum Home Visiting
For further information on postpartum-newborn home visiting call Duplin County
Health Department (910-296-2130).
|340 Seminary Street,
Kenansville, NC 28349
Hours of Operation:
|Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.