Prenatal care is the act of having a healthy lifestyle while you are pregnant. Schedule an appointment with a doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant. This page will answer questions about:
If you do not already have healthcare coverage, you may qualify for Medi-Cal. To find out, visit a the WIC office or a local health clinic for free application assistance. Visit the Redwood Community Health Coalition website to see a list of clinics and other locations offering this service.
If you have not yet been seen for prenatal care, the clinic may be able to issue you a temporary Medi-Cal card for coverage for your first appointment while you wait for your Medi-Cal application to process. Be sure to ask for coverage for your infant as well.
Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is important to the overall health of expectant mothers and their babies. Medi-Cal covers dental care for pregnant women. You can find a local dental provider who accepts Medi-Cal from our list of providers.
Accessing Dental Care
List of Dental Care Resources from First 5 Website
Prenatal care refers to being healthy during pregnancy. This includes regular visits to the doctor, proper nutrition, and anything that relates to you feeling and being healthy. Below you will find a list of health areas to consider during you pregnancy as well links to low-cost and free resources.
This visit will include a breast examination, a pelvic examination, and a pap smear. Check with your doctor or find a clinic using the Redwood Community Health Coalition website
Checklist of women's health services provided by Planned Parenthood website
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) website or call (707) 565-6590
List of Food Resources on the First 5 Website
YMCA website for discounted gym and pool membership or call (707) 545-9622
Santa Rosa Parks & Recreation for classes and activities or call (707) 585-6108
Classes for Healthy Weight at Center for Well-Being website or call (707) 575-6043
Classes for Beginner Exercise and Movement at Center for Well-Being website or call (707) 575-6043
Referral to California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program "Sweet Success" from NorthBay Health Care Website
Diabetes Management classes at Center for Well-Being website or call (707) 575-6043
List of vaccinations for adults and children from County of Sonoma website
Whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccination information from County of Sonoma website
Smoke-Free Babies Program at Center for Well-Being website or call (707) 575-6043
Tobacco Cessation Resources List from County of Sonoma website
Drug Free Babies at County of Sonoma website or call (707) 565-7463
STD Resource List and Fact Sheets at County of Sonoma website
If you feel unsafe in your relationship, call the YWCA confidential 24-hour hotline at (707) 546-1234 or visit the Family Justice Center to speak to someone in person
Family Justice Center website
Pregnancy testing and abortion services are available at Planned Parenthood. Call or drop-in to schedule an appointment. They can offer you counseling about your pregnancy and assist with identifying healthcare coverage.
Planned Parenthood website
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
Public Health Division
County of Sonoma
625 5th Street
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