Maternal-Health

A female nurse is holding a newborn baby inside a hospital. The mother of the baby is smiling. The baby is sound asleep.

For over 100 years, the Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove has provided compassionate and expert care to mothers and children.  We provide care to women who have prenatal or medically-related complications, new mothers, and babies and children up to 18 years of age.  Services include nursing, therapy, and social work.

Typical complications for pregnant women includes gestational  diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-term labor, and substance abuse.  After delivery, cases might involve wound care for a C-section, complications from the delivery, or problems with bonding.

Common reasons babies are referred to home care are birth trauma, underlying medical conditions, and pre-maturity.

Pediatric patients represent a spectrum of cases from asthma to children with very rare diseases.   In all cases of care, the emphasis is on teaching family members to take care of the child’s needs.

Referrals can be made through the hospital, pediatrician, or other medical providers.  Insurance will typically provide 2 free visits for mothers and babies, however, your medical provider will advise you of coverage.  For more information, please call the VNA office at (717)637-1227.