An unplanned pregnancy in Florida can be a very difficult experience to process. There are lots of things to consider, healthcare being one of them. Prenatal care is critically important to ensuring the health of you and your unborn child. According to the Florida Health Department, “mothers who are not in care are three times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight and five times more likely to have a baby who dies at birth.” This is an alarming statistic.
Access to healthcare does not have to be a barrier for you. If you find yourself pregnant in Florida and without insurance, applying for Medicaid could result in healthcare coverage that will allow you to receive the care that is so important for you and your child. If you are pregnant and struggling with finding prenatal care or applying for health insurance, we may be able to help.
In Florida, local health departments are able to provide services for prenatal care. Prior to enrolling in Medicaid, Florida provides Presumptive Medicaid Eligibility for pregnant women. This allows you to receive prenatal care prior to being enrolled in Medicaid. Once Medicaid kicks in, you are able to be covered for prenatal care throughout the entire pregnancy.
Am I eligible for Medicaid In Florida? In Florida, the Department of Children and Families determines Medicaid eligibility for prenatal care. This website also allows you to apply for benefits and offers other services and assistance.
Already have young children and are in need of resources? Healthy Start is a program in Florida that provides services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3.
Healthy start provides the following services:
- Home Visiting
- Prenatal and Parenting Education
- Inter-conception Education including Reproductive Life Planning
- Stress Management Education
- Care Coordination to help families learn about resources available in the community and assistance in accessing those services
If you find yourself searching from pregnancy resources, or “give baby up for adoption Florida,” you should know that you’re not alone. We can help you. Our staff is available to help connect you to resources. We can provide option counseling if you are unsure of what to do when faced with your unplanned pregnancy. These services are provided without cost. If you decide to make an adoption plan for your child, we can help you obtain Medicaid in Florida.
Pregnancy is hard, no matter the circumstances. We are here to help you with a non-judgmental, compassionate approach. We provide adoption services with care and compassion.
Call or text (850) 308-1836 if you would like to explore your unplanned pregnancy options or would like information about giving up your child for adoption in Florida.