Pregnancy can be stressful if you are worried about affording health care for you and your unborn baby. For many women, the extra expenses of prenatal care and preparing for the new baby are overwhelming. The good news is that women in every state can get help to pay for medical care during their pregnancies. Every state in the United States has a program to help. Programs give medical care, information, advice, and other services important for a healthy pregnancy.
Learn more about programs available in your state.
You may also find help through these places:
• Local hospital or social service agencies – Ask to speak with a social worker on staff. She or he will be able to tell you where to go for help.
• Community clinics – Some areas have free clinics or clinics that provide free care to women in need.
• Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program – This government program is available in every state. It provides help with food, nutritional counseling, and access to health services for women, infants, and children.
• Places of worship