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Prenatal Care Classes - Childbirth Classes Covered by Medicaid 

Peak Vista Community Health Center is proud to offer Prenatal Plus, a Medicaid-funded program designed to increase positive birth outcomes. If a woman qualifies, she can choose to sign up to be seen at each prenatal visit by a care coordinator, who provides education, resources and support throughout her pregnancy. 

Education includes information on baby’s development, changes the expectant mom can expect in her body, breastfeeding, and information about labor and delivery. The Prenatal Plus team includes a childbirth educator and a mental health professional to complement the healthcare provider in order to create a whole-body wellness team for mom and baby.

This Medicaid-funded program provides education on:

  • Baby’s development throughout the pregnancy
  • Bodily changes mom will experience 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Labor and delivery information

Caring for Mom and Baby

Having a baby is challenging, and every woman deserves medical and mental health support to ensure the health of herself and her newborn child. Our team understands the importance of caring for mom and baby, from pregnancy all the way up to breastfeeding. We offer well-baby check-ups, well-child check-ups, and well-child waiting areas for mothers after the delivery of their baby, and include educational materials designed to help mothers understand what to expect leading up to the birth. 

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    How To Stay Healthy During And After Your Pregnancy

    What Are The Most Common Pregnancy Complications? 

    It is very important for women to receive quality healthcare before, during, and after a pregnancy to minimize the risk of these common pregnancy complications:

    • Anemia
    • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    • Mental health conditions (e.g. postpartum depression/anxiety)
    • Hypertension
    • Preeclampsia
    • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

    Generally speaking, most physicians recommend that women gain between 20 to 30 pounds during a single-baby pregnancy. 

    Why Do I Need A Well Baby Visit?

    Depression during and after pregnancy is very common, but also very treatable. Here are the signs and symptoms to look out for:

    • Excessive anxiety about your baby
    • Low self-esteem
    • Feelings of inadequacy
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
    • Inability to experience pleasure from activities you once enjoyed
    • Poor response to reassurance
    • Poor adherence to prenatal care
    • Coping by smoking, drinking alcohol or using drugs
    • Poor weight gain due to a loss of appetite
    • Thoughts of suicide

    If you think you may be experiencing pregnancy-related depression, talk to your healthcare provider. 

    Why Do I Need A Well Baby Visit?

    Well-baby exams are essential for monitoring your baby's growth and development, getting vaccinations, and checking for serious health conditions. They also help you develop a strong, trust-worthy relationship with your baby’s doctor.