What is prenatal care?
Prenatal care is when you get checkups from a doctor, nurse, or midwife throughout your pregnancy. It helps keep you and your future baby healthy.
Why is prenatal care important?
Prenatal care is an important part of staying healthy during pregnancy.
Your doctor, nurse, or midwife will monitor your future baby’s development and do routine testing to help find and prevent possible problems. These regular checkups are also a great time to learn how to ease any discomfort you may have, and ask any other questions about your pregnancy and the birth of your future baby.
If you are considering parenting or adoption, it is important that you receive prenatal care as early as possible in your pregnancy. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah does not offer prenatal care.
How to find prenatal care:
Contact your insurance provider for a list of approved prenatal medical care providers.
Baby Your Baby
Baby Your Baby is a temporary Medicaid coverage for pregnant women. Through the program, financial help is available on a temporary basis to Utah women who are pregnant and do not have the money to pay for prenatal care. They can also help you find a prenatal medical care provider in your area.
Utah Health Centers That Provide Prenatal Care
Many of the community-based health centers offer prenatal care on a reduced fee schedule (based on family size and income) for those without insurance, in addition to accepting Medicaid and most private insurance policies. Listed below are a few referrals organized by area.
Salt Lake County:
Salt Lake Valley Health Department – Nurse-Family Partnership
Community Health Centers - Salt Lake, Taylorsville, Midvale, West Valley
Midtown Community Health Center
801-486-0911 South Salt Lake
Mountainlands Family Health Center
Provo Family Medicine
435-986-2565 St. George
435-865-1387 Cedar City
Utah Navajo Health System
435-651-3700 Montezuma Creek
435-727-3000 Monument Valley
People's Health Clinic
Provides free prenatal care and parenting information via text and an app.
Teen Mom Strong
Support group for pregnant and parenting teens.
This free, private, and easy to use service answers your questions about medications, drugs, chemicals and other environmental exposures that can potentially harm an embryo, fetus or infant.