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Pregnant and no insurance

If i am pregnant and do not have insurance, can i still deliver in a hospital when i go into labor. Like if i don't have prenatal care during pregnancy because i can't afford all the office visits. can i go to a few that i can afford. Will they still allow me to deliver in a hospotal? I do not qualify for any type of assistance, but can't dish out $300.00 for as many doctors appointments are the normal.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • What state do you live in? There should be some sort of option for you to get assistance regardless.

    Answer by TurksMommy at 3:09 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • have you tried to get on medicaid?? you really need to try. a hospital cant turn you away for not having insurance

    Answer by SThompson21 at 3:10 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Most states have higher income guidelines for a pregnant woman than for others. Look into it. The hospital will not turn you away if you show up to deliver without insurance, but they will charge you for the whole thing and you will be lucky to walk away with $10,000 in debt from it. You might want to look into a midwife and homebirth if you don't qualify for insurance.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:14 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • wtf? No assistance to receive prenatal care or some sort of insurance to cover it.....seriously? Have you really looked at all of your options? You need prenatal care.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • check and see if your state offers state insurance just for pregnant pay a fee for it but it's cheaper than regular insurance

    Answer by bigblueeyes at 3:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • you really should try to get on state aid cuz the prenatal care is super important. worst case scenerio you can talk to the drs and see if they will bill you for it. but the hospital will deliver you no matter what (or you can make up a ssn)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Go to your local Health and Human Services office, they can do something for you.

    Answer by sfwilson at 3:21 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If you don't have insurance they why did you get pregnant?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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