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Chelsea Whitney
Maternal Child Health Supervisor

Phone: 541-682-8720

Maternity Case Management 

Lane County Public Health Department

Maternity Case Management Program

General Information

The Maternity Case Management (MCM) Program is an education and support program for women with social or health concerns during pregnancy and after the birth of their child.

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Benefits of Maternity Case Management
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Program Description

The MCM Program helps women have healthier pregnancies and raise healthy children by providing expert advice and support from nurse home visitors.  Any pregnant woman with health or social concerns may request MCM services.  Nurses visit pregnant women and new mothers in their home by request.  The program is free and confidential. Nurses teach parents about:

  • taking care of yourself through pregnancy
  • normal fetal (unborn child) growth and development
  • nutrition before and after childbirth
  • caring for a newborn
  • breast feeding and formula feeding
  • preparing for labor and delivery
  • planning future pregnancies

The MCM Program also connects women and their families to other health and parenting resources in Public Health and in the community, such as prenatal care and other medical and mental health services.  MCM Nurses will also involve and support partners and extended family of the pregnant or parenting mother.

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Who Benefits from Maternity Case Management?

Maternity Case Management (MCM) is a preventive health program. Through helping mothers and families through pregnancy and infant care, the MCM program prevents many common health problems such as:

  • low birth weight,
  • poor nutrition,
  • and developmental delays. 

Investing in healthy pregnancies and infants prevents more costly or complicated health and social issues in the future.  These services directly benefit the infant and family, and also save tax dollars.

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Further Information

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Phone: (541) 682-8720; TTY: (541) 682-4345
Program Supervisor: Chelsea Whitney

LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.  LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.