North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Pregnancy Services

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Helping You with a New Life

If you’re ready to start a family, we are here to help you through your pregnancy. Our services make sure you are staying healthy during your pregnancy. Our goal is to ensure a healthy start for your baby.

Pregnancy Testing

Our pregnancy testing is quick and accurate. We offer walk-in visits and appointments to fit your schedule, with test results available during your visit. Find your nearest health department to schedule your confidential appointment.

Prenatal Education

Need to get more information about pregnancy and prenatal care? We offer one-on-one education with our qualified and experienced nurses. Topics include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercising while pregnant
  • Lifestyle changes and how to maintain them (no smoking, alcohol, etc.)
  • Healthy weight gain
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Making sure you go through a prenatal program

Prenatal Clinics

NCHD offers prenatal clinics at our Houston and Macon-Bibb County Health Departments. These prenatal clinics are open to everyone and provide a variety of services including:

  • Ultrasounds
  • Pregnancy well-checks
  • Fetal heart tones
  • Blood tests and other labs
  • Provide prenatal education

Perinatal Case Management

This program provides adequate prenatal and postnatal care for eligible low-income women. Eligibility is based on income and citizenship. Proof of of pregnancy, income and citizenship is required when applying.

Planning for Healthy Babies Medicaid

P4HB is a program through the Department of Community Health to reduce the low birth weight rate in Georgia. This program extends certain services to uninsured or underinsured women by expanding Medicaid eligibility for those who qualify. Women can enroll in one of these P4HB services:

  • Family planning only
  • Inter-pregnancy care – includes family planning, case management and a resource mother
  • Resource mother outreach (only for current Medicaid recipients)

For more information on P4HB, visit the Planning for Healthy Babies website. You can find application forms on the website or at your local health department.

Prenatal Vitamins and Prescriptions

Prenatal vitamins are an important part of prenatal care for all pregnant women. Sometimes it’s difficult to get all the nutrition your baby needs, and prenatal vitamin and mineral supplements help ensure you’re getting the right about of nutrients during your pregnancy. Important prenatal vitamins and minerals include:

  • Folic acid
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Essential fatty acids (omega-3)
  • Vitamin D

You should begin a prenatal vitamin regimen as soon as you know you’re pregnant. For those planning to become pregnant, folic acid should be taken even before conception. We help get the necessary supplements throughout your pregnancy and help manage what you need at each stage of your pregnancy.

 

Make an Appointment Today

Call your nearest health department to ask questions or make an appointment!

 

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