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Prenatal Care Program

 

Catholic Charities Prenatal Care Services works collaboratively to provide access to early prenatal care for low income, underserved pregnant women. The program promotes the importance of prenatal care in the first trimester through outreach and educational opportunities and assists women to access other services through community based organizations as needed.

The Prenatal Care Program provides outreach, educational opportunities and support services to mother’s to be. These services are funded by First 5 of San Joaquin and Dignity Health.

The goal of the Go Before You Show program is to improve first trimester entry into prenatal care in order to improve birth outcomes. In other words, help pregnant women get prenatal care within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy so they can have healthy babies.

San Joaquin County ranks near the bottom in infant mortality, low birth weights and prenatal care. Of California’s 58 counties, San Joaquin County ranks 52nd in infant mortality for all race and ethnic groups. SJC is 46th in low birth weights, 52nd in no prenatal care within first trimester, and 55th in “adequate” prenatal care.

The Go Before You Show program will help pregnant women and teenagers apply for no-cost or low-cost health insurance, apply for WIC (Women, Infants & Children) benefits, and help arrange for transportation to doctor’s appointments.

This program is offered in San Joaquin County. For more information, please call (209) 444-5934.