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Prenatal care is health care you get while you are pregnant. One of the best ways to promote a healthy birth is by getting early and regular prenatal care. The City of Philadelphia provides the medical care and support services you need to give your baby a healthy start in life. Learn more about prenatal care.
City health centers provide complete prenatal care. As an enrolled patient, you will receive important health screenings that can help prevent or treat health problems before they become serious. These screenings include:
Blood pressure checks
Height and weight checks
Imaging tests (such as ultrasounds)
Prenatal providers will discuss your health and the health of your baby with you during each of your prenatal visits. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding your pregnancy. Prenatal experts will help you get the support you need if you are having any problems during your pregnancy.
Your prenatal care provider will also talk to you about:
The City provides one-on-one support for families to help feed their baby. We encourage you to reach out before your baby is born. The team can help you make a plan for feeding your baby and provide resources even before birth. Connect with Breastfeeding Counseling here.