Lucina Health Webcast with March of Dimes, Humana, and Passport Health Plan

Lucina Health Webcast with March of Dimes, Humana, and Passport Health Plan

On January 31, 2019, Lucina Health and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) hosted an important webcast on preterm birth with thought leaders from March of Dimes, Humana, and Pas…

Homelessness and Pregnancy

Homelessness and Pregnancy

Homelessness is something most of us don’t want to think about–and the thought of a pregnant woman being homeless is even more disturbing. The reality is that many women are pregnant without h…

Depression and Pregnancy

Depression and Pregnancy

You’ve probably heard of postpartum depression or the “baby blues”, but depression can play a role throughout pregnancy. Perinatal depression is depression that can occur any time during pr…

Preconception Health: The Key to a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Preconception Health: The Key to a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Once a woman finds out she’s pregnant, she often works very hard to be as healthy as possible. What many women don’t know is that staying healthy between pregnancies is just as important. &nb…

A Plethora of Maternity Providers: Who Does What?

A Plethora of Maternity Providers: Who Does What?

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Maternal & Infant Summit sponsored the Mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser. The conference was attended by 1,400 people, all conce…

What is Group Prenatal Care and how does it help women have healthier pregnancies?

What is Group Prenatal Care and how does it help women have healthier pregnancies?

Typically, a pregnant woman sees her provider for one-on-one appointments during her pregnancy.  In Group Prenatal Care, or Centering Pregnancy,  a group of 8-10 women due at the same t…

Social Determinants and Their Impact on the Pregnancies of Medicaid Beneficiaries

Social Determinants and Their Impact on the Pregnancies of Medicaid Beneficiaries

Social Determinants of Health are big buzz words these days but what are they and what’s their impact on pregnancy? The World Health Organization (2017) defines them as the conditions in which …

Pregnancy Care Management: Improving Patient Outcomes

Pregnancy Care Management: Improving Patient Outcomes

In our last blog, we discussed the problem of premature birth and maternal mortality in the United States, especially in the Medicaid population. An important strategy for managing this is provid…

A New Way to Help Moms and Babies: The Intersection of Computer Analytics and Care Management

A New Way to Help Moms and Babies: The Intersection of Computer Analytics and Care Management

When I meet someone for the first time and I tell them I’m a nurse, their next question is “Where do you work?” I’ve been very lucky in my 31 years as a nurse to have a career that has evo…