Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM) helps mothers and babies connect with services in our area. A social worker or nurse provides services and referrals to high risk women while she is pregnant and then for two months after their baby is born.
You may be high risk if you:
•Have ever had a premature baby (baby born before 37 weeks).
•Are pregnant with twins, triplets, etc.
•Have diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, sickle cell, asthma, seizure disorder, mental illness, or other conditions which can affect your pregnancy.
•Are in an unsafe living environment (homeless, unstable housing, family violence, sexual abuse, community violence).
•Use drugs or alcohol while you are pregnant.
•Smoke or use tobacco products while you are pregnant.
How will I know if I am high risk?
When you have your first visit with your prenatal care provider, he/she will help decide if you have any risk factors. If you have any risk factors, you will be referred to a pregnancy care manager.
What will a pregnancy care manager do for me?
•Help you identify your needs and make a plan to address them.
•Work closely with you and your doctor to understand your needs.
•Help arrange transportation to medical appointments, if needed.
•Help you manage any medicines that you might have.
•Work hand in hand with you to help you have a healthy baby.
How can I find out more about or make a referral? If you are interested in more information about the Pregnancy Care Management program, please call contact (336) 227-0101 and ask to speak with a Pregnancy Care Management supervisor.