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Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn

Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn

Parents proudly hold their newborn as an OB homeare listens to his heartbeat.

"Even though this was my third child, it's easy to forget what a newborn is all about. I wish I would've had this service with my other two babies."
Martha

Any questions? Call our office at 612-863-4478.

One of the largest obstetrical home care agencies in the United States, we serve women in and near Minnesota's Minneapolis/St. Paul area...

Our nurses have at least five years' experience working in obstetrics. All have worked in hospitals, caring for moms and their babies during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Referral required

To receive our services, your doctor needs to contact us to make a referral.

Phone: 612-863-4478 or 1-800-788-8093
Fax: 612-863-4568 or 612-863-4417

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Once we receive the necessary information, our staff will verify your insurance benefits and obtain authorization for home care services.

During pregnancy (antepartum) services

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Pregnancy ultrasound

A pregnancy ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to see how a baby is developing in the womb. It is also used to check the female pelvic organs during pregnancy. It is also used to check the female pelvic organs during pregnancy.

Learn more about pregnancy ultrasound in our health library.

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Bedrest

If you have a health complication or high-risk pregnancy, you may be put on bedrest. This can mean limited activity or lying in bed, getting up only to go to the bathroom.

Learn more about bedrest in our pregnancy manual.

As her partner looks on, a pregnant woman lying in a bed looks at an monitor as an OB nurse takes ultrasound images of her fetus.

An Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse uses pregnancy ultrasound to show a woman on bedrest how her baby is doing.


"My relationship with my nurse was most valuable to me. I felt that she really cared about me, and she gave me a lot of reassurance during the home visits."
Christine after eight weeks on bed rest

Any questions? Call our office at 612-863-4478.

Medical services and reassurance

Some mothers need extra medical care during pregnancy – in addition to their clinic visits.

Depending on the situation and needs, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse can come to your home or workplace. Visits are typically once or twice a week, but can be daily, if needed. Your family and others in your support system are welcome to be part of each visit.

Doctors usually recommend Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn for these antepartum services:

Skilled OB nurse care
Fetal monitoring
Nausea and vomiting treatment
Preterm labor prevention
High blood pressure management
Diabetes during pregnancy treatment

We'll visit after your baby arrives.

After delivery, many moms and newborns qualify for one Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn visit at no additional cost. Our nurses check the health status of moms and babies, answer questions about health concerns or infant care. Information about the home care visit is usually provided during your hospital stay.

After childbirth (postpartum) services

A couple smiles proudly at their baby, who looks up at them from a scale. A nurse records his weight.

An Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse answers a couple's questions as she weighs their baby.


"This was an excellent visit and a huge help to us. We were able to ask lots of questions and get clear answers. I would absolutely recommend Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn to others."

Any questions? Call our office at 612-863-4478.

Early discharge program

Many moms and newborns qualify for one Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn visit at no additional cost when they leave the hospital within:

  • 48 hours following a vaginal birth
  • 96 hours following a cesarean birth.

While many Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn services are covered by insurance, coverage varies by health plan. Check with your insurance provider to learn which home care services are covered by your plan.

Education, answers and reassurance

Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn coordinates a nursing visit to a new mom's home, usually within a few days of leaving the hospital. The goal is to check on mom's and baby's health, answer questions about health concerns or infant care, and, if needed, arrange ongoing support through community services.

Arranging a home care visit

Information about a home care visit typically is given to new moms while they are still in the hospital. If a visit is ordered, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse will call you to schedule a visit.

If you have questions, call our office at 612-863-4478.

A typical postpartum visit

During the home visit, a registered nurse:

  • assesses the health of mom and baby
  • answers questions and gives support about breast- or bottle-feeding
  • checks the newborn’s weight, assesses feeding and removes the cord clamp
  • performs any lab services as ordered by your physician, including checking bilirubin level if the baby appears jaundiced.

Newborns with jaundice may need light therapy, also called phototherapy, that helps them eliminate build-up of bilirubin. Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn can coordinate delivery of phototherapy equipment and provide nursing services with the family's clinic care team.

Nurses visiting moms who had a Cesarean birth, needing wound care, will:

  • check the incision area and change the bandages
  • educate about wound care
  • answer any questions.
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Jaundice

Jaundice means that the skin, the whites of the eyes, the mucous membranes in the mouth, and some tissues in the body are yellowish. Jaundice is caused by an increase in bilirubin, a substance that results from the breakdown of red blood cells.

Learn more about jaundice in Guide for the Care of Children.

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Phototherapy or bili lights

Bili lights refer to a type of phototherapy used to treat newborn jaundice, a yellow coloring of the skin and eyes related to immature liver function.

Learn more about bili lights in our health library.

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Cesarean birth

In a Cesarean birth, your baby is born through an incision (surgical cut) in your abdomen.

Learn more about Cesarean birth in our pregnancy manual.

Insurance and billing

For answers to questions about insurance coverage and your Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn bill,
call 612-262-1770.

We'll check your insurance coverage for you.

Most health plans cover our home care services.

Before a nurse visits your home, our staff will verify coverage with your insurance company and then call you to explain your coverage and any costs you would incur.

Online bill payment

For your convenience, you can pay your bill online.

Pay your Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn bill now

Online bill payment refund policy: All transactions processed via Allina Health online bill pay are eligible for a refund.

To request a cancellation of payment, please call Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn at 612-262-1770. Please allow 10 to 30 business days for a refund.