The Wayne County Health Department Maternal Health Program provides prenatal care to eligible women of Wayne county without regard to race, color, national origin or handicap condition. Prenatal care will be provided in accordance with American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) guidelines, State and Federal guidelines and local protocols
At the 1st AppointmentOn your first visit, you will need to meet with our eligibility representative and a social worker.
At the 2nd VisitOn the 2nd visit you will meet with a nurse and a medical provider. This visit will consist of:
- A complete medical history
- An appointment for an ultrasound. This will be completed by the Appointment Desk Secretary following your physical exam.
- Breast exam and Pap smear
- Complete physical exam
- Vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration)
- You will also be scheduled for an AP Interview visit which consists of pregnancy and maternity education.
Clinic HoursThe Maternity Clinics are:
- Monday - Friday
- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- By appointment only
Visit FrequencyYou can expect to visit the Maternity Clinic many times during your pregnancy. It will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
- If you are between the 1-28 weeks, we will see you once a month,
- 28-36 weeks, once every 2 weeks
- From 36 weeks until delivery you will be seen at least once a week.
The Final VisitsDuring these visits we need to ensure everything is going well for you and the baby. So we check the following at each appointment.
- A periodic finger prick (checking for iron levels)
- Consultation and talk with the Nurse, Nutritionist and Social Workers
- examination by the Medical Provider
- Urine check (checking for proteins, ketones, sugar, etc.)
- Vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration)
- Alpha Feto-Protein (done between the 15th-20th weeks. Checks for problems with the baby's brain and/or spinal column (spina bifida or down syndrome))
- Blood Type
- Hemoglobin (checks for anemia)
- Hepatitis antibodies
- HIV antibodies
- Lead Screening
- Non-stress testing (to monitor fetal heart rate later in pregnancy)
- Pap Test (checks for cervical cancer)
- Rh Factor
- Rubella Titer (checks to see if you have had German Measles)
- Sickle Cell
- Ultrasound (done to verify how far along you are; this test is done in a private M.D.'s office
- Urine Specimen (checks for bacteria, proteins, and sugar)
- Varicella Titer (checks to see if you have had chicken pox)