The best start to having a healthy baby is to see your healthcare provider before you get pregnant. Once you’re pregnant, your health professional will have you begin with monthly visits that increase to once a week or more as you get closer to delivery. Doctors can spot health problems early when they see mothers regularly.
Although prenatal visits may seem simple and even mundane, they are very important. Years of research have shown that pregnant women who get adequate prenatal care are more likely to have healthy babies and fewer complications during labor and delivery.
PAYING FOR PRENATAL CARE
Most private insurance plans as well HUSKY and Healthy Start plans cover all phases of prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care. If you are uninsured call HUSKY Infoline at 877-284-8759 (877-CT-HUSKY) to see if you are eligible for Healthy Start.
If you do not have insurance, you can receive prenatal care at community health centers.
Call 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234) to ask about how to get prenatal care if you do not have health insurance.
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