Pregnant Women Preventative Health

If you are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant it's time to start taking preventative health measures for your baby. Here is a list of services that are provided at no charge under the Affordable Care Act. 

  • Have a Healthy Pregnancy

    • Start prenatal care as early as possible. Don't use tobacco or drink alcohol during pregnancy. Your doctor will screen you for anemia, bacteria in the urine, HIV, Hepatitis B, Rh disease, and other conditions.

  • Breastfeed Your Baby

    • Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for your baby for the first 6 months and continuing to breastfeed for at least 12 months, if possible. You can get help with breastfeeding from a trained provider. Many health insurance plans provide access to breastfeeding supplies.

  • Newborn Screening

    • Talk to your doctor about important newborn screening tests.

  • Get Tested for HIV

    • Protect yourself and your baby by getting tested for HIV.

  • Get Tested for Syphilis

    • Get tested for syphilis at your first prenatal doctor's visit. Ask the doctor about prevention counseling.