Why is Prenatal Care Important

A healthy start. Why is it important?

Prenatal care benefits every woman during her pregnancy. Women who see a health care provider during pregnancy:

Prenatal care is important to the health and future of your unborn baby.

  • Don't wait to see a health care professional.
  • Eat healthy. Take a multivitamin every day.
  • Your baby's future could depend on your prenatal care.
  • Have healthier babies
  • Are less likely to deliver too early
  • Are less likely to have other serious problems related to pregnancy

Can I afford it?

Several plans are available to assist with the cost of your pregnancy and delivery.

  • JPS Connection - tax-supported medical program offered to eligible Tarrant County residents.
  • JPS OB Pack - discounted package for prenatal care and delivery.
  • Medicaid
  • Perinatal CHIP
  • Private Insurance

Free Classes are Available.

Education classes can help you understand what to expect and how to get ready. In free prenatal classes at JPS, you will learn:

  • How your baby grows and develops inside your body
  • What to expect during labor and delivery
  • Signs of premature/preterm labor
  • Caring for yourself and your baby following delivery
  • Breastfeeding
  • Car seat safety*

*Small fee associated. Class will allow you to earn a car seat at time of delivery.

Call 817-702-7300