Pregnancy testing is available at the Health Department. It is best if you can bring in your first morning urine. However, if you are unable to provide your first morning urine, you may still come in throughout the day for testing.
After the test is complete, we will give you an official copy of the results to take to your doctor to begin prenatal care. There is a $15 charge for pregnancy tests. We accept Health Care USA, MO Care, Home State Health Plan or MO Health Net. You must bring your card.
It is very important to see an OB doctor before you are 13 weeks pregnant.
Preconception care means taking care of your body now to ensure a healthier future for your child later. It is important for all women and men, even if they don't plan to have a baby.
Getting medical care from the early weeks of pregnancy can help prevent complications and help you learn about important steps you can take to protect your baby and ensure you have a healthy pregnancy.
Protect your baby against brain and spinal birth defects by eating spinach, oranges and other foods that contain folic acid before you get pregnant and during the early weeks of pregnancy.