Getting Ready for Baby
Health Care Access (Insurance)
Every baby needs their own doctor as soon as they are born. Find out about your health insurance options and try to choose a doctor for your baby before you give birth. Your baby’s healthcare provider may be a doctor, nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician’s assistant (PA).
In California, every child under the age of 19 is eligible to apply for Medi-Cal insurance. If you do not have health insurance for your baby, you can apply for Medi-Cal.
All women need to plan a doctor visit a few weeks after giving birth. If your doctor noticed any problems during your pregnancy, labor, or after the birth, you’ll need to plan for additional visits with your doctor.