Pregnancy care resources

Learn about resources for Apple Health (Medicaid) clients during pregnancy and how to prepare for labor and delivery.

More information on Apple Health covered services during pregnancy and postpartum can be found on the pregnancy services page.

During pregnancy

Nutrition resources

Dental care

Dental treatment is safe throughout pregnancy and is important for your health as well as the health of your baby. Treating dental caries (or tooth decay) is especially critical for both the birthing parent and child, as a birthing parent’s healthy mouth may reduce or delay the child’s risk of developing future dental caries.

Learn about covered dental services and how to find a dental provider.

First Steps Maternity Support Services (MSS)

Maternity Support Services (MSS) are preventive health and education services to help an individual on Apple Health have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Learn more about MSS

Substance Using Pregnant People (SUPP)

  • Apple Health covers hospital inpatient services for eligible pregnant individuals who have a substance use history.

Learn more about the SUPP program.

Mental health

Apple Health covers mental health services including therapy and counseling for pregnant individuals.

Pregnancy can increase your chances of needing mental health care for peripartum depression, anxiety, stress, or other anxiety or trauma related disorders. If you or your partner are experiencing any of the following symptoms during or after pregnancy, you may benefit from the support of a mental health provider:

  • Difficulty sleeping, including excessive tiredness or difficulty staying or falling asleep
  • Feeling isolated or irritable
  • Excessive worry
  • Avoiding activities that may have previously been enjoyable
  • Feeling excessive bursts of energy
  • Or if there is a history of mental health related issues or concerns

It is vital for the health of you and your newborn that mental health concerns are identified and appropriately treated during pregnancy.

If you need support, contact your prenatal care provider or find resources through Perinatal Support Washington.

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is available at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262).

Learn more about mental health services.

Abortion services

Apple Health covers abortion care and services.

Learn more about abortion care.

Preparing for labor and delivery

Doula services

A birth doula is a trained non-clinical professional who provides physical, psychosocial, emotional, and informational support throughout pregnancy, labor/birth, and postpartum.

Evidence shows that receiving doula care/support reduces the likelihood of c-section as well as other unnecessary medical interventions, reduces reported levels of labor pain, increases breastfeeding initiation and duration, increases patient satisfaction, and other benefits.

Learn more about the benefits of doula care.

Doula resources

Childbirth education

Apple Health covers childbirth education when taught by an approved provider.