Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
Prenatal visits to a CHASS provider include a physical exam, weight checks, blood pressure and laboratory screening, fetal assessment. Depending on the stage of the pregnancy, providers may also do blood tests and imaging tests, such as ultrasound exams. These visits also include discussions about the mother's health, the infant's health, breastfeeding education and advice, and any questions about the pregnancy.
First-time moms may be eligible to receive the services of a Doula through CHASS’ Marvelous Mom/Madre Maravillosa program. This program provides a Doula to women throughout their pregnancy and up to six months postpartum.
CHASS' Benefits Coordinators will also insure that moms are enrolled in all available programs including Medicaid and WIC (Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition) program.
For pregnancies that need extra attention CHASS partners with specialists in Women's Health Services at Henry Ford Health System. These specialists are skilled in the highest quality, most advanced medical care available.