Frequently Asked Questions
What will help me have a healthy pregnancy?
Remember the number 13. The most important thing you can do if you are pregnant is to get medical care early and often. See your health care provider before the 13th week of pregnancy, and see your provider at least 13 times throughout your pregnancy. When it comes to pregnancy 13 is the lucky number.
Do I have to be a US citizen to get Baby Your Baby assistance?
Citizenship status is required to get Medicaid assistance. However, Baby Your Baby educational materials and resource and referral services are available to anyone. You can discuss other possible options with the Hotline operator.
My parents have insurance for me, but the baby won't be covered. What can I do?
In your last month of pregnancy, you can apply for Medicaid assistance to cover the baby's medical needs based on your own income.
I don't have maternity insurance. What financial help is available for me?
Baby Your Baby can help with your pregnancy through a form of Prenatal Medicaid. If you qualify, you will receive temporary Medicaid coverage and receive a Medicaid card. This card covers outpatient pregnancy related services while your Medicaid application is processed. Medicaid will then cover the rest of your pregnancy along with hospital and delivery charges. Eligibility is based on your household size (including the unborn baby) and gross monthly income (before taxes). If you do not qualify for Medicaid, other sources of financial help or low cost clinics may be available. To find out if you qualify for Baby Your Baby or for more information on other possible options, call Baby Your Baby at 1-800-826-9662.
Where can I get a pregnancy test?
Most local health departments provide low-cost pregnancy testing. There are also organizations along the Wasatch Front that offer low-cost or no-cost tests. Call Baby Your Baby for more information.
How soon should I see my doctor or nurse midwife?
You should make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as you know you are pregnant. Your first visit should be before the 13th week of your pregnancy and normally you should have at least 13 visits with your health care provider throughout your pregnancy. Remember, when it comes to pregnancy 13 is a lucky number. The Baby Your Baby Health Keepsake can help you keep track of your visits.