Maternal/child health nurses give support and education to women identified with certain risk-factors during their pregnancy. More than 1011 patients have been helped through this program, which is free of charge.
Risk factors include pre-term labor; alcohol, tobacco or drug use; diabetes; multiple births; teen pregnancy; or high blood pressure.
Trained nurses teach, assess and provide testing for women over the phone or at home if they are on bed rest. This will help to prevent the pre-term delivery of babies, and low birth weight in newborns.