The Recent Media Blitz and Zofran (Ondansetron). What does the medical literature reveal?
Updated September 9, 2015
Safety of Ondansetron Use in Pregnancy a review of the available medical literature by Dr. Shaun Carstairs, MD, FACEP, FACMT. Dr. Carstairs, a board certified toxicologist and practicing Emergency Medicine physician recently presented this information during a Healthy Connections sponsored speaker program with more than 100 physicians in attendance in the Houston and Dallas areas.
Supporting High-Risk Pregnancies... at Home
Being diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy is stressful. Fortunately, you are not alone. Every year more than 800,000 women receive this news, and we help these pregnancies result in healthy, happy babies. The medical professionals at Healthy Connections Home Care Services have been caring for high-risk pregnant mothers for more than 11 years. Healthy Connections is owned and operated by highly-trained obstetric nurses whose focus is to collaborate with your OB/GYN to provide you with exceptional medical care in the comfort of your own home. We encourage you to learn more about the benefits of home care so you can turn those initial feelings of fear and uncertainty into stories with very happy endings.
What is Healthy Connections?
Healthy Connections provides quality high-risk obstetrical care delivered by specialized nurses for management of pre-term labor, hyperemesis gravidarum (excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy), pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes management and compliance coaching and education. In addition to home visits, our 24/7 Call Center means that our highly trained OB/GYN nurses are only a phone call away when a patient or family member has a question or concern. Our Call Center and web-based charting system also enables us to collaborate closely with physicians in carrying out their care orders and in monitoring and managing each home care patient. Not only does care in familiar surroundings improve patient well-being, it also provides a more cost effective solution for families and healthcare providers.
How We Help
At Healthy Connections Home Care Services, we believe that home care is more advantageous than hospitalization for well-selected pregnant patients. Healthy Connections takes direction from the patient's obstetrician in providing a personal and customized level of health services delivered in the patient's home and supported through our Call Center staffed by skilled OB/GYN nurses. The patient plays an integral role in this relationship by being receptive to our educational efforts and remaining in regular contact with our Call Center staff.
Committed to Our Community
Healthy Connections has increasingly served as a catalyst for dialogue across the Texas OB/GYN community, sponsoring lectures on important clinical issues and offering a forum for prominent speakers, such as leaders of the Texas Medical Association and prominent healthcare organizations. We are honored to host such highly regarded experts in advancing conversations in the OB/GYN community that impact patient care.
"32 weeks into my pregnancy I began to experience pre-term labor. Having delivered at 24 weeks with a severely premature baby in my previous pregnancy, I was placed on bed-rest. At the time, my first child was seven years old and I was very worried about having to be in the hospital and away from my family for the remainder of my pregnancy. My physician gave me two options: I could remain in the hospital or I could be referred to a home care service to manage my preterm labor. I immediately saw the benefit of remaining in the comfort of my own home with my family. This was quite a relief!”
- Houston, TX
"I was referred to Healthy Connections Home Care Services by my physician, who ordered Healthy Connections Service. Their 24-hour Call Center monitored my symptoms, and I had peace of mind knowing the nurses were only a phone call away. With the help of Healthy Connections and their wonderful staff, I delivered at full term and had a healthy baby boy who is now 8 months old."
- M.V. - Houston, TX