After the baby comes you may contact a DeKalb County Board of Health nurse who will make a home visit to assess you and your new baby in the comfort of your home.
The nurse will:
- Examine your new baby
- Examine you, the new mom
- Provide counseling and teaching
- Provide WIC assessment and nutritional counseling
- Make appointments for newborn infant’s 2-months exam and mom’s 6-week checkup
“Get on the right track”
Early prenatal care is the key to having a healthy baby. In DeKalb County, all pregnant women may become part of the Perinatal Case management (PCM) program.
This program assets pregnant women by:
Providing resources for:
- Medical care
- Education; referral to GED program
- Women, infants and children nutrition program (WIC)
- Babies born health (Maternal Financial Assistance Program)
Making monthly contacts to:
- Provide follow-up on pregnancy progress
- Assist with needed services
- Provide prenatal counseling
How will “Getting on the right track” help me?
Each mother-to-be is assigned a nurse case manager an social worker.
- Pregnancy testing/counseling – walk-ins accepted
- Weight check
- Blood pressure check
- Lab test for anemia
- Nutritional counseling
- WIC certification
- Assessment of prenatal needs
- Referral to the provider of choice for prenatal care
The social worker will identify resources to meet your needs
- Presumptive Medicaid
- Infant car seats
- Follow up on prenatal care appointments