• Pregnant women 500x187

Pregnancy and Infant Care 

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: 

  • How do I find healthcare coverage?
  • How do I find dental coverage?
  • What is prenatal care? 
  • What if I am unsure about my pregnancy? 

How Do I Find Health Coverage?

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. 

Dental Care for Pregnant Women with Medi-Cal Coverage

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

What is prenatal care?

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. 

Well Woman Visit

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

Nutrition 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) website  or call (707) 565-6590

List of Food Resources on the First 5 Website 

Healthy Weight & Exercise 

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

Diabetes During Pregnancy

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 

Vaccinations 

List of vaccinations for adults and children from County of Sonoma website

Whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccination information from County of Sonoma website 

Smoking 

Smoke-Free Babies Program at Center for Well-Being website or call (707) 575-6043

Tobacco Cessation Resources List from County of Sonoma website

Substance Use 

Drug Free Babies at County of Sonoma website or call (707) 565-7463

Sexual Health 

STD Resource List and Fact Sheets at County of Sonoma website 

Healthy Relationships 

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

    Are You Undecided About Your Pregnancy?

    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 

    Contact Information

    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

    Public Health Division

    Health Services

    County of Sonoma

    Address

    Public Health Division

    625 5th Street

    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    38.4417842, -122.7158781

    Text4Baby

    Text4Baby

    Text4Baby logo

    Get free messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year.