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New mothers, newborns happy with home visits
Date:11/9/2011

Home nursing visits are as safe and effective as office-based care for initial post-delivery well-baby check-ups, according to medical researchers.

"Generally, moms and babies are discharged from the hospital less than 48 hours after delivery," said Ian Paul, M.D., professor of pediatrics and public health sciences, Penn State College of Medicine. "A follow-up appointment is scheduled, and they don't always show up. This is unsettling because it is such an at-risk time of life for both baby and mom."

Home nursing visits solve the problem of whether or not mom and baby show up for the appointment -- and also have other modest benefits. Nurses can make visits any day of the week, while many doctors' offices are not open or have abbreviated hours on the weekend. Home visits can be more comfortable for the mother. Also, parents do not need to worry about sick children in the waiting room.

In a previous study, Paul and colleagues showed that home nursing visits are cost-effective when compared to office-based care. Now they have shown that home-based visits are just as effective as office visits, and the mothers who received home visits were more likely to continue to breastfeed their babies. Home-visit mothers also had greater confidence in their parenting skills than those who received an office visit.

The current study, Nurses for Infants Through Teaching and Assessment after the NurserY -- NITTANY -- looked at 1,154 mothers and their newborns. Each set was randomly assigned office-based care or home nursing visits for their post-delivery well-baby check-ups.

The researchers conducted surveys by telephone at two weeks, two months and six months after release from the hospital. They report the results of the study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Home visits were scheduled within two days of discharge from the hospital, while the physician determined the timing of office appointments.

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Contact: Victoria M. Indivero
vmi1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
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