Pregnancy Care Management is a statewide program in North Carolina promoting healthy mothers and healthy babies. This program provides care management services by a social worker or registered nurse for high risk women during pregnancy and for two months after delivery. The goal of this program is to ensure healthy pregnancies and health babies.
How Does it Work?
If you have certain conditions you may qualify for Pregnancy Care Management services. Some examples include:
History of pre-term birth
History of low birth weights
Chronic conditions that may complicate pregnancy
Unsafe living environment
Tobacco or substance abuse
Physician request for care management assessment
Your care manager will work closely with you and your prenatal care provider to meet your needs during your pregnancy. Your care manager can talk with you on the phone, meet you at your prenatal visits, or meet you at your home or at any other location.
Your Pregnancy Care Manager Can Assist you by:
Going over your prenatal care provider's plan for a health pregnancy
Helping you manage any medicines that you may be taking
Helping arrange transportation to medical appointments, if needed
Referring you to other programs like childbirth or breastfeeding education classes, family planning, and to the WIC program