N.C., — AdventHealth Partners with MAPS to Provide On-site Prenatal Care
July 5, 2023; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to announce a partnership with Mountain Area Pregnancy Services (MAPS) to bring prenatal care resources to women at the MAPS location in Asheville.
Developing ways to provide health care when and where you need it is one of the driving forces behind AdventHealth Hendersonville’s commitment to community wellness. This new partnership means MAPS clients will now be able to meet with an AdventHealth Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) on-site. The client will be able to ask questions and establish prenatal care. The CNM will also help the client avoid scheduling issues and wait times as well as line up future appointments at one of the AdventHealth OB/GYN locations close to the client.
MAPS provides compassionate care to women dealing with issues surrounding an at-risk pregnancy. Our client advocates are specially trained to deal with these distinctive problems for those facing this issue at their point of crisis.
“The women coming to MAPS see us as a safe place and resource to help them. We will be there to support them through every step of the pregnancy and post-partum needs. However, one of biggest challenges is getting them established with prenatal health care,” explains Kristi Brown, MBA, MHA, MACE. “More than 50% of our clients reveal to us that they do not have an OB doctor when they enter our facility. Therefore, having AdventHealth on-site helps them establish care quickly and easily. We are so excited to have AdventHealth’s Certified Nurse Midwife here at our office so our clients can have their initial appointment on-site.”
The OB/GYN team at AdventHealth guides and supports women through their pre- and postnatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum, and beyond. The teams of board-certified providers and specially trained nurses provide a nurturing environment so that patients can experience the best pregnancy and delivery possible.
“When we discussed this opportunity to help the women coming to MAPS avoid the added stress of trying to establish that vital prenatal care, we knew we wanted to make this happen. AdventHealth is honored to be able to partner with Kristi and her team to meet this health care need for the women in their care,” shares Christy Sneller, MBA, Vice President of Physician Services for AdventHealth Hendersonville.
MAPS provides free and confidential care to women and men dealing with unplanned or at-risk pregnancies. To learn more or to schedule a free appointment, visit mtnpregnancy.com or call Call828-252-1306.
MAPS also offers a parenting education program to support parents of all ages, including teenagers, with the necessary information and tools to flourish in relationships, life-skills, and parenting.
In addition to pregnancy care and education, MAPS offers grief care services for those who have lost a baby. These services support parents through the grief journey with HOPE, support, and compassion!
To learn more about AdventHealth’s whole-person mother and baby care, visit AdventHealthNC.com/MotherandBaby or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).