Prenatal Care Program
Citrus County Health Department
Getting Healthy for Pregnancy
We provide high quality prenatal care to people of all ages. Care is provided by a Certified Nurse Midwife and obstetrician throughout pregnancy according to recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
We can also provide basic infertility assessment and care.
Care is available with or without insurance. We accept Medicaid and can provide assistance in enrolling in Medicaid for those who have recently become pregnant.
When to Start Prenatal Care
Call to schedule your first prenatal care visit as soon as you think or learn that you are pregnant.
What to Expect with Starting Prenatal Care
We want to give you the best care possible. To do this we want to learn more about you and your health when you come in for your first appointment. We ask about:
- Your personal and family health history
- Medications you may use, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and supplements
- Your lifestyle, including use of tobacco products, alcohol, and caffiene
- Your travel history and plans to areas where certain infectious diseases are common
We will record your height and weight, estimate your day of delivery, and do a physical exam. We will also help you schedule ultrasound appointments at the facility of your choice. We may also perform some basic lab tests including:
- Checking your blood type
- Genetic testing with the latest and most accurate tests
- Checking your body's immunity to certain viruses and other infections
- Checking your exposure to recent or past infections
Pregnancy can bring on a lot of changes to your life and your body. We want to help and support you through this time. Please let us know about any questions and concerns you may have throughout your pregnancy and/or the upcoming birth of your little one.