If you’re looking for Florida pregnancy help and aren’t sure who to talk to, then you’ve come to the right place. The Law Offices of Madonna Finney has helped hundreds of women navigate their pregnancy options, and if they choose to, place their baby for adoption in Florida. We’re staffed by all women, and truly understand all that you’re going through at this time. Madonna is the Panhandle’s only board-certified adoption attorney, and our Social Work Director, Angela, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Master’s degree and a certification in Perinatal Mental Health. No matter what you’re going through, or what your situation entails, we can help.
Regardless of which pregnancy option you eventually choose, it’s critical that right now you begin to think about prenatal care. If you choose to make an adoption plan in Florida, pregnancy help and financial assistance is available to you at no cost, including prenatal care. These expenses will be covered by the adoptive family you choose for your baby, and will be available to you during your pregnancy and up to six weeks after you give birth. Learn more about birth mother benefits.
What is Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care is a term used to describe the specific medical attention you receive throughout a pregnancy. Typically, prenatal care involves you attending regular check-ups from a doctor or nurse, or even a midwife.
What is The Goal of Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care is critical in ensuring that both you and the baby you’re carrying are healthy. Your medical provider will keep an eye on your baby’s development, and do some testing to identify and/or prevent any possible problems that may arise. Prenatal appointments are also a great opportunity for you to ask questions about your pregnancy or just talk with a medical professional about what you’re experiencing. They often have great advice or recommendations on how to ease any discomfort you may have or can explain anything about the pregnancy that you don’t understand.
When Should I Start Receiving Prenatal Care?
We recommend beginning prenatal care right when you find out that you are pregnant. Doing this ensures that you’re aware of everything you need to know about your pregnancy, right from the start. If you’re in Florida, pregnancy help isn’t too hard to find. But if you need a referral or assistance, we’d be happy to help you – no strings attached.
How Often Will I Go To Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care is often given throughout the entire duration of your pregnancy. But how often you go depends on where you’re at in your pregnancy, and what your medical provider thinks is best for you and your baby. Generally, the average person will attend a prenatal appointment once a month for the first 32 weeks. From weeks 32-37, they’ll go every other week. After week 37, they’ll go once a week until delivery day. Again, it’s best to follow your provider’s advice and attend as much as they feel is necessary.
Every pregnancy is different, so the schedule will certainly vary. Women who are going through a high-risk pregnancy or are experiencing serious complications may attend prenatal appointments at a higher frequency than others. Some individuals may also need to receive care from specialists, including a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist.
Need Help Now?
If you’re in Florida, pregnancy help is available to you. Facing something like this alone is never easy, but you don’t have to do this all by yourself. The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney would be happy to refer you to a prenatal care provider in your area. We could also help you sort through your pregnancy options, explain the adoption process, and answer any adoption questions you may have at this time. Feel free to reach out. Our team is here for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, each day of the week.