During pregnancy (antepartum) services

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:

Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurses take vital signs for moms and their unborn babies. They review the doctor's plan of care and instructions.
Non-stress tests and ultrasounds measure fluid volume, watch baby's movements and hear baby's heartbeat.
If nausea and vomiting does not respond to initial treatment, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse can give IV hydration, medicine for nausea, and pharmacy consults. The nurse also can teach you how to manage severe nausea and vomiting.

If you're having or at risk of preterm labor, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse can:

  • monitor contractions during home visits or remotely
  • give weekly 17P injections to help prevent preterm delivery
  • teach you about preterm labor and when to call your doctor
  • coordinate care with your health care team.
If you develop high blood pressure during pregnancy, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse will monitor your blood pressure, offer guidance and answer questions.
If you develop gestational diabetes, an Allina Health Home Health - Mother & Newborn nurse will teach you how your diet affects blood sugar and show you how to use insulin.

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.

For more information
Call 612-863-4478
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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."

Photo: Christine after eight weeks on bed rest