Prenatal home healthcare, also known as antenatal care, is a type of preventive healthcare. In prenatal home healthcare Call Doctor UAE aims to provide regular check-ups right at the comfort of pregnant mother’s home that allow Call Doctors and nurses to treat and prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy and to promote healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child.
Why prenatal home healthcare is important
During check-ups, Call Doctor’s experts provide pregnant women with medical information over maternal physiological changes in pregnancy, biological changes, and prenatal nutrition including prenatal vitamins. Call Doctor provides full range of IV infusion therapy. Call Doctor’s experts also educate to be mothers on management of healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. In our prenatal home healthcare plan we also provide routine prenatal care, including prenatal screening and diagnosis, which has played a considerable part in reducing the frequency of maternal death, miscarriages, birth defects, low birth weight, neonatal infections and other preventable health problems.
How it works
All you need to do is Call 800-200-400 and Call Doctor’s team will reach your place within 30 mins, be it your home, office or hotel. Call Doctor’s expert will diagnose and run required test and create a home health care plan for the expecting mother.
Depending on home health care plan recommended by Call Doctor, a Call Doctor’s nurse will come to your home or workplace. Visits are typically once or twice a week, but can be daily, if needed. Call Doctor welcomes your family and others in your support system to be part of each visit.
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Call Doctor’s nurse will take vital signs for moms and their unborn babies. They also review the Call Doctor’s plan of care and instructions. This regular monitoring helps in maintaining a healthy life cycle for the mother and unborn babies throughout the pregnancy.
It includes non-stress tests and ultrasounds which measure fluid volume, watch baby’s movements and hear baby’s heartbeat.
Nausea and vomiting treatment
Nausea and vomiting are common among expecting mothers. Though common it must be treated immediately. Call Doctor’s expert will prescribe medicines and recommend healthy foods to prevent nausea and vomiting. If nausea and vomiting does not respond to initial treatment, a Call Doctor UAE nurse can give IV hydration – Call Doctor provides full range of IV infusion therapy, medicine for nausea, and pharmacy consults. The nurse also can teach you how to manage severe nausea and vomiting.
Preterm labor prevention
If you’re having or at risk of preterm labor, a CallDoctor nurse can:
- monitor contractions during home visits
- give weekly 17P injections to help prevent preterm delivery
- teach you about preterm labor and when to ring Call Doctor on 800-200-400
- coordinate care with Call Doctor’s home health care team.
High blood pressure management
If you develop high blood pressure during pregnancy, a Call Doctor nurse will monitor your blood pressure, offer guidance and answer questions.
Diabetes during pregnancy treatment
If you develop gestational diabetes, a Call Doctor nurse will teach you how your diet affects blood sugar and show you how to use insulin as recommended by Call Doctor’s expert doctors.
Home visit discount
Expecting mothers and newborns qualify for Call Doctor’s Home Healthcare visit at discounted cost. Call 800-20-400 to avail this discount and prenatal home healthcare services. Check our packages to choose the best package for yourself or your family.
Call Doctor’s home healthcare services are covered by insurance, and coverage varies by health plan. Check with your insurance provider to learn which home care services are covered by your plan.
Details of Prenatal Home Healthcare Plan:
Prenatal care is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. When you choose the Call Doctor’s prenatal home healthcare plan, here’s what to expect during the first few prenatal appointments.
The 1st Visit
As soon as you miss your periods and expect that you’re pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment by calling 800-200-400. Set aside time for the first visit to go over your medical history and talk about any risk factors for pregnancy problems.
The Call Doctor’s home healthcare provider might ask you about:
- Your menstrual cycle, gynecological history and any past pregnancies
- Your personal and family medical history
- Exposure to potentially toxic substances
- Medication use, including prescription and over-the-counter medications or supplements
- Your lifestyle, including your use of tobacco, alcohol and caffeine
- Travel to areas where malaria, tuberculosis, the Zika virus or other infectious diseases are common
We request you to share information about sensitive issues, such as possible domestic abuse, abortion or past drug use, too. This will help Call Doctor’s health care provider to take the best care of you — and your baby.
Your due date is not a prediction of when you will deliver. It’s simply the date that you will be 40 weeks pregnant. Few women give birth on their due dates. Still, establishing your due date — or estimated date of delivery — is important. It allows Call Doctor’s health care provider to monitor your baby’s growth and the progress of your pregnancy, as well as schedule tests or procedures at the most appropriate times.
Call Doctor’s health care provider will typically check your blood pressure, measure your weight and height, and calculate your body mass index to determine the recommended weight gain you need for a healthy pregnancy.
Call Doctor’s health care provider might do a physical exam, including a breast exam, pelvic exam, and screening exams of your heart, lungs and thyroid. You might need a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer as well, depending on how long it’s been since your last screening.
In Call Doctor’s first prenatal home healthcare visit, blood tests might be done to:
- Check your blood type. This includes your Rh status. Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein found on the surface of red blood cells. Your pregnancy might need special care if you’re Rh negative and your baby’s father is Rh positive.
- Measure your hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein found in red blood cells that allows the cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body, and to carry carbon dioxide from other parts of your body to your lungs so that it can be exhaled. Low hemoglobin or a low level of red blood cells is a sign of anemia. Anemia can cause you to feel very tired and may affect your pregnancy.
- Check immunity to certain infections. This typically includes rubella and chickenpox (varicella) — unless proof of vaccination or natural immunity is documented in your medical history.
- Detect exposure to other infections. Your health care provider will suggest blood tests to detect infections such as hepatitis B, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A urine sample might also be tested for signs of a bladder or urinary tract infection.
Call Doctor’s prenatal home healthcare plan includes weekly visits by a registered Call Doctor’s nurse, which could be altered to fit the needs of the pregnant mother. Doctor from our team will also pay a visit as an when required, usually every 3-4 weeks.
Screening tests for fetal abnormalities
Prenatal tests can provide valuable information about your baby’s health. Call Doctor’s health care provider will typically offer a variety of prenatal genetic screening tests, which may include ultrasound or blood tests to screen for certain fetal genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.
Call Doctor’s health care provider might discuss the importance of nutrition and prenatal vitamins. Ask about exercise, sex, dental care, vaccinations and travel during pregnancy, as well as other lifestyle issues. You might also talk about your work environment and the use of medications during pregnancy. If you smoke, ask Call Doctor’s health care provider for suggestions to help you quit.
Normal discomforts of pregnancy
You might notice changes in your body early in your pregnancy. Your breasts might be tender and swollen. Nausea with or without vomiting (morning sickness) is also common. Talk to Call Doctor’s health care provider if your morning sickness is severe.
Your prenatal appointments are an ideal time to discuss questions or concerns. Also you can reach Call Doctor’s health care provider between your appointments by simply calling our Toll Free number 800-200-400. Knowing help is available can offer peace of mind.
After childbirth (postpartum) home healthcare services
Education, answers and reassurance
Call Doctor’s postpartum home health care plan includes a nursing visit to a new mother’s home, usually within a few days of delivery. The goal is to check on mother’s and baby’s health, answer questions about health concerns or infant care, and, if needed, arrange extended home healthcare support and services.
Call Doctor’s postpartum home healthcare plan
During the home visit, a registered nurse from Call Doctor:
- assesses the health of the mother and the baby
- answers questions and gives support about breast- or bottle-feeding
- checks the newborn’s weight, assesses feeding and removes the cord clamp
- performs any lab services as ordered by Call Doctor’s physician, including checking bilirubin level if the baby appears jaundiced
Newborns with jaundice may need light therapy, also called phototherapy, that helps them eliminate build-up of bilirubin. Call Doctor’s home healthcare plan provides with delivery of phototherapy equipment and provide nursing services with the Call Doctor’s home healthcare team.
In case of Cesarean birth, mothers need wound care. A registered Call Doctor’s nurse will:
- check the incision area and change the bandages
- educate about wound care
- answer questions related to care of the mother and the baby
A comprehensive care plan
Call Doctor’s prenatal & postpartum home healthcare plan is comprehensive and aims to empower women by providing them with premier home healthcare services right at the comfort of their home, offices, and hotels.