Mount Carmel offers a special, in-home wellness visit for moms and new babies. Our program is available to mothers, living in Franklin County and the adjoining counties, who deliver at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, or Mount Carmel St. Ann's. This free, hour-long visit is conducted by a specially trained Mount Carmel Registered Nurse who will:
- Provide a nursing assessment for mom and baby
- Check baby's weight
- Check baby's umbilical cord and baby's sleeping and eating habits
- Answer any questions or concerns mom might have, including those about breastfeeding
- Administer a postpartum depression screening
- Provide educational information regarding baby's growth and development and other community resources
To learn more about the Mount Carmel Welcome Home program or to schedule your free home visit, call 614-546-4227.
This program is funded thanks to generous donations to the Mount Carmel Foundation.
“Every part of the visit was great. You don’t realize until you get home and you have a zillion questions how much help and information that you need. She helped so much with breastfeeding. It was so nice to have someone I could completely trust to ask any question of, whether it was healing or breastfeeding. It is a boost of confidence when you hear from a newborn nurse that you are on the right track and you are not lost. Questions are bound to come up and when someone with so much experience and is a mom herself tells you are doing the right thing, it is so comforting.”
-- Ellen D., Westerville
“Becoming a mom is like trial and error, many things seem to come naturally to me, but the nurse taught me so much and gave me tips about how to better understand how baby was feeling. The nurse was awesome! Because of the Welcome Home visit I feel confident that I have the most current information about baby care and new practices.”
— Keairra S., Columbus