Pregnancy Care Management
Pregnancy Care Management is a statewide program in N.C. promoting healthy mothers
and healthy babies. This program provides care management services for high risk
women during pregnancy and for two months after delivery by a social worker or nurse.
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.