ST. LOUIS, MO, October 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths in the United States, with more than half a million babies born too soon each year. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and as a national provider of multilingual telehealth services for more than 3 million lives - including expectant mothers - Nurse Response is proud to help bring awareness to it.---
"Premature birth is a serious issue, and Nurse Response is dedicated to educating expectant mothers about the importance of quality prenatal care," said Kim Tuck, RN, President & CEO of Nurse Response. "Through our notice of pregnancy service, we complete a comprehensive health risk assessment to give expectant moms tools, knowledge and confidence to take charge of their health and increase the likelihood of a successful, full-term pregnancy and a healthier baby."
From their years of experience in working with expectant mothers, the RNs at Nurse Response have put together some tips to for a healthy pregnancy:
• Consult a Physician: Once you have a confirmed pregnancy test, contact your health care provider to schedule your initial prenatal appointment. Meeting with a physician within the first few weeks of pregnancy will enable you to undergo routine screenings and prenatal testing that can determine if there are any developmental abnormalities with your pregnancy. Prenatal testing can also determine if there are specific medications or regimens that will aid in your baby's development. Your provider will make sure that you and your baby have all of the tools, nutritional guidance and resources necessary to meet developmental markers throughout your pregnancy.
• Detox Your Body: Your baby consumes everything that you consume, which means smoking, drinking and drug usage can dramatically increase your chance of miscarriage and preterm labor. If you need help finding a cessation program, ask your health care provider or seek out support programs in your community.
• Be Nutritionally Conscious: Implementing a well-balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins will supply your baby with the vital nutrients needed for strong brain and organ development. Consult your health care provider regarding a nutritional plan that will help you to achieve optimal health for your baby's development.
• Folic Acid: Experts agree that taking 400 micrograms of folic acid daily helps to keep baby developing and progressing on schedule.
• Research Nurse Advice Lines: Find out if your insurance plan or health care facility has a nurse advice line. Nurse advice lines are a great way to speak with experienced medical professionals who have sound medical advice and access to health care resources when you are between doctor visits or experiencing an issue.
For more information about Prematurity Awareness Month, visit http://www.marchofdimes.com.
About Nurse Response
Nurse Response is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation that is in the business of providing multilingual telehealth services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their healthcare, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. Nurse Response experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our call centers across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. For more information, please visit our website http://www.nurseresponse.com or contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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