Postpartum Heart Program

Let us take care of you, so you can take care of yours

mother smiling and holding up her newborn babyThe Henry Ford Women’s Heart Center is a comprehensive cardiovascular clinic focused specifically on the effects of heart disease in women. To ensure the best possible health for both you, and your child, we are pleased to offer the Postpartum Heart Program, which is aimed at identifying ongoing cardiovascular risk in women with prior pregnancy-related complications including hypertensive pregnancy disorders, gestational diabetes and severe obesity. Emerging research shows that women with one of these adverse pregnancy outcomes are at higher risk for cardiovascular events in the 10-15 years following their pregnancy. Our team of specialists is committed to addressing these risk factors and providing our clients with the tools to minimize their future cardiovascular risks.

The Postpartum Heart Program is intended for woman aged 18-40 years old who are 8-12 weeks postpartum with any one of the following pregnancy complications:

  • History of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, or eclampsia
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 50

What to expect

The following takes place during the initial assessment:

  • A thorough risk assessment by a board-certified cardiologist
  • Risk-assessment labs or cardiovascular imaging in indicated
  • Small group nutrition counseling with a Henry Ford registered dietitian
  • Small group exercise and healthy lifestyle counseling by an RN Integrative Wellness Advocate and Certified Wellness Practitioner

The Postpartum Heart Program is billed to accepted HFHS insurance plans as a routine cardiology office visit and there are no additional charges for the initial nutrition and lifestyle counseling sessions.

To make an appointment, please call (313) 876-4540.

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