The Postpartum Home Visit Program's overall objectives are to assess the health of moms and newborns in the first week of the postpartum period to promote the safety and well being of both after discharge from the hospital.  This is accomplished through assessment of mom and baby, evaluation, and observation in the home environment.

Early intervention in the life of a newborn and it’s mother is the best way to prevent problems such as:

  • Excessive weight loss
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Jaundice
  • Infections
  • Postpartum mood/depression/anxiety disorders
  • Safety risks in the home environment

Program Supervisor for Maternal Services

Linda Diede, RN, BSN
Maternal Services Program Supervisor