I have no health insurance. What are my options for getting prenatal care?

I"m expecting and I have no insurance. What would you do?
I know its important to start a prenatal appointment but I got no Insurance. This pregnancy wasn't planned and I don't believe in abortion. ARe there any programs that can help me?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Jun. 29, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • did you try medicare or medicade?
    Cmyfantasyworld

    Answer by Cmyfantasyworld at 12:09 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • I would look at State programs. I know that most states have free/low-cost programs for not only expectant mothers, but the child AND the mother after birth.
    It would certainly depend on the area you live in, but I know there are programs out there to help you. You will need to make phone calls, and do some research. Now that you are pregnant, it's time to start! Congratulations!
    DeylansMama

    Answer by DeylansMama at 12:36 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Pending upon the state you live in, you can usually qualify for medical assisance through the state at your county office. You may only qualify while you are pregnant and the insurance may stop as soon as you have the baby but your child would still be eligable for 2 years, and all your bills from the pregnacy would be paid.
    peachtree1124

    Answer by peachtree1124 at 12:37 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Depending on the state a doc will take you for a flat rate like 2,500 for regular vag delivery and you just make payments every month.
    lynn63042

    Answer by lynn63042 at 12:40 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • I lost my job the month I found out I was pregnant for the first time and had no insurance. I went down to the public aid office in my city and filed for public aid. I was approved and all is well. They can issue you a temporary card also until you're approved so you can still see the doctor.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 12:48 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Health Insurance for Pregnant Women : American Pregnancy Association
    Since AmeriPlan is not insurance, all pre-existing conditions are covered (except orthodontic treatment in progress), there are no deductibles, no waiting ...
    www.americanpregnancy.org/planningandpreparing/affordablehealthcare.html -
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:59 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • PREGNANT, NO INSURANCE And NEED CARE? Call 1-800-794-7422

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    PREGNANT ! READ ON TO SEE HOW YOU CAN GET CARE:. • If you have no Medi-Cal or Insurance you can still get prenatal care. • If you are undocumented you can ...
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    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:00 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Get medicaid. That's what I have. Everything is free. I just got insurance at my job like 4 months ago, but get the medicaid and don't delay.
    Queentdi

    Answer by Queentdi at 2:10 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • Get Medicaid and look for a local clinic that offers a sliding scale according to your income....there are ways to get medical assistance w/o insurance. Your health and the health of your unborn baby is very important:)
    Shevaughn

    Answer by Shevaughn at 2:15 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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  • SOMEONE SAID MEDICARE THATS FOR OLDER PEOPLE BUT TRY MEDICAID
    katesmom101

    Answer by katesmom101 at 2:18 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

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