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FAQs about Pregnancy Care

Patients who are pregnant often ask: 

 

  • I am a few months pregnant but have not seen a doctor yet.  What should I do?

 

Call today to make a prenatal appointment: (410) 732-8800 or request an appointment online. Early prenatal care is very important to making sure you and your baby are healthy. Baltimore Medical System offers OB/Gyn services at many of our health centers.

 

  • I don't have health insurance. Aren't prenatal appointments and sonograms expensive?

 

There are state programs that can help you as a pregnant woman. Our health benefits advisors will be happy to help you apply. If you do not qualify for public benefits, Baltimore Medical System also has a discount program for patients. Baltimore Medical System also works with American Radiology Services and the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for lab tests and sonograms.

 

  • I am worried about buying basic things for my baby, such as diapers, a car seat or clothing. Where can I find help?

 

Baltimore Medical System collaborates with the Stork's Nest at Saint Agnes Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This store can help you get basic baby supplies. You earn points to purchase the supplies by coming to all of your prenatal appointments. Extra points can be earned by attending childbirth classes.For more information on this program, please call Sophia Daniels at (410) 558-4992.

 

  • What about when my baby is born? How do I get insurance for my baby?

 

Baltimore Medical System Health Benefits Advisor will help you through this process.

 

  • Can Baltimore Medical System help me find a doctor for my baby?

 

Yes. BMS has pediatricians at many of our health centers. Baltimore Medical System encourages all expecting parents to select a pediatrician before their baby is born. You should schedule your baby's first appointment before you go to the hospital to deliver.