Planned Parenthood of Delaware Announces Prenatal Care Services to Help Ensure Healthier Pregnancies

Prenatal Services are now offered at PPDE locations in Wilmington and Newark.

Our program now provides the full spectrum of care from preconception through pregnancy and delivery.

Planned Parenthood of Delaware (PPDE) has added prenatal care to its roster of reproductive health services. This new service will directly benefit women with insurance through Medicaid by offering more options for prenatal care and for deliveries at Christiana Care Health System. In addition, PPDE will refer patients with a high risk pregnancy to Christiana Care for prenatal care.

“We are dedicated to supporting the complete cycle of sexual and reproductive health and education for all Delawareans,” said PPDE President/CEO Ruth Lytle-Barnaby. “Our program now provides the full spectrum of care from preconception through pregnancy and delivery.”

PPDE’s prenatal services program includes:

  • A dedicated and credentialed team of clinicians, midwives and medical doctors.
  • Immediate pregnancy care.
  • A 90-minute initial checkup that includes a review of patient health history, a physical, blood testing, ultrasound for gestational dating and identification of risk factors.
  • Regular checkups throughout the pregnancy.

Women usually learn that they are pregnant at about 4 weeks, but the first prenatal care exam may not take place until 11 to 20 weeks into the pregnancy. PPDE offers access to immediate prenatal appointments at PPDE locations in Newark and Wilmington.

The addition of prenatal care to PPDE’s health care services helps patients plan a healthy pregnancy. That is especially important in Delaware, a state with one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the United States. Prenatal care can mean the…

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