The basis of this funding is to provide the child of an eligible person, regardless of whether the eligible parent is male or female, with antenatal, labour and birth, and postnatal care, so that the baby will be as healthy as possible. Most maternity care is free for women who meet the criteria above. There may be charges for antenatal or childbirth education classes, and some tests at a private laboratory. There may also be charges for ultrasound scans. Private obstetricians and private maternity hospitals will also charge a fee.
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Medical Care During Pregnancy (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth
First things first: Congratulations on your pregnancy! The good news: Insurers can no longer deny coverage to uninsured moms-to-be. However, there's always a chance that Congress could overturn Obamacare and pregnancy may once again become a pre-existing condition, so it's a good thing you're pregnant now, while the coverage is available for you. If your employer or your spouse's doesn't offer insurance or you're unemployed, you may be able to apply for a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The consultations are free of charge, and pregnant employees have the right to paid time off work for antenatal appointments. Health care personnel will provide advice and support to ensure the health and wellbeing of you and your baby. You can usually invite your partner to accompany you if you wish.
Prenatal care is health care that a woman gets while pregnant. Going early and regularly for prenatal care can help moms-to-be — and their babies — stay healthy. Regular care lets doctors find and deal with any problems as soon as possible.