Becoming a mother is such an exciting time but can also be filled with so many unknowns and questions. At the Birthcare Pavilion at West Boca Medical Center, they understand the emotions that a new mom might be experiencing and have a dedicated staff member to comfort and guide expectant parents every step of the way — from pregnancy through the birth of their new baby and beyond.
This person is their maternity nurse navigator.
So exactly what is a maternity nurse navigator?
She is a registered nurse who wears many hats; she is a liaison, a counselor and an advocate for her patients. As a liaison, she works closely with her patient’s physicians to establish collaboration and coordination of care for a seamless, personalized experience. She will educate her patients and ensure that all questions and concerns are resolved. First-time moms will appreciate the guidance and reassurance that the navigator can provide, while high-risk moms can benefit from the navigator’s knowledge and assistance in developing complex birth plans to facilitating neonatal care consultations.
The patient navigator will advocate for her patients during every phase of treatment and can also direct them to local resources and support if needed. Registered nurse Debby Putnam, West Boca Medical Center’s maternity navigator enjoys helping families in our community grow, and stated “As a maternity nurse navigator, I not only provide comfort to patients, I am a resource and provide expectant parents with the knowledge to help them develop a customized birth plan that best meets their needs and desires.”
Check out this great Facebook Live to meet Debby.
A maternity navigator is needed now more than ever. With the coronavirus pandemic, many pregnant women have a lot of questions about how their birthing experience might need to change from what they were expecting, and how they may be able to protect themselves and their baby. Debby wants to assure expectant mothers that West Boca Medical Center has numerous procedures in place to optimize the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. She is available to discuss any concerns you may have so that you feel confident coming to West Boca’s Birthcare Pavilion.
To learn more about the maternity services that West Boca Medical Center provides or to pre-register your delivery, please visit westbocamedctr.com