The Obstetric Comprehensive Care Clinic (OC3) has delivered more than 300 HIV-negative babies. Our team of doctors, nurses and case managers cares for HIV-positive women during pregnancy and birth, and for mothers and babies after delivery.
Your care team includes doctors, advanced practice nurses and other specialists who work in high-risk pregnancy care, obstetrics, postpartum care, pediatrics and HIV care. Our goal is to prevent transmission of HIV to your baby.
The Joint Commission has named the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic as a Primary Care Medical Home for HIV patients. Patients have increased access to their primary care clinician and interdisciplinary healthcare team. Care is tracked and coordinated, supported by increasing use of health information technology.
The Oc3 team provides more than pregnancy care. We include a nurse case manager to help coordinate your care. We have on-site psychiatric services, and we can provide referrals for resources such as social workers, insurance and housing.
Babies born to HIV-positive mothers are monitored by a Pediatric HIV Physician for 12-18 months postpartum until babies clear mothers' HIV antibodies. A Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist meets with OC3 patients at each visit.