What to do if you're pregnant with no insurance or healthcare resources.
Here at Fit Pregnancy, we've been getting some interesting emails and Facebook comments lately with a similar theme. Take this one, for example:
hi! im 7months pregnant. its my first pregnancy, im worried i havnt been visitn d doctor of the clinic. what can i do 2make my baby a healthy baby? and what are the consequences of not seeing the doctor? please i need help.
Or this one:
I'm still on da run en having ground since i was preggy! wat's da matter of taking care of a baby coz i really don't have a good check-up.
I'm thinking from the text-speak and dialect these women aren't Americans and they're facing issues most mothers don't have to deal with, but over the years I've heard from countless women who aren't getting prenatal care. Their wide reasons include:
- They can't afford it,
- They don't have transportation,
- There's no clinic nearby,
- They're afraid of doctors,