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​CONGRATULATIONS!  Learning you are going to be a mother is exciting and a bit scary.  We want to help you make sure your baby enters the world healthy.  If you are already covered by Kentucky Medicaid then all you need to do is make an appointment to see your doctor and make sure you receive all the prenatal care to ensure a healthy baby.  Call your Managed Care Organization (MCO) and let them know you are pregnant.  Most offer special programs for expecting moms and their babies.

If you are not already enrolled in Medicaid, you may still be eligible for some pregnancy - related services through a program called Presumptive Eligibility.  Presumptive Eligibility (PE) allows pregnant women who have not yet applied for a medical card to receive temporary (less than 60 days from the day you receive your PE card) coverage for prenatal care.  You healthcare provider can arrange for PE coverage while you are in the office.  

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Medicaid wants to help you ensure you have a happy and healthy baby.  So, once you find out you are pregnant, contact your doctor to schedule an appointment for your first prenatal visit.  Your doctor's visits, eligible prescription drugs, and the hospital for delivery will all be covered.  Make sure you show your Medicaid ID card to your doctors and the hospital.

Also, if you look under "Resources and Additional Programs" on the right hand side of this page, you will see three very important programs that we would encourage you to check out.  These programs are designed to help you and your baby.

Don't forget to call your MCO and tell them your news.  Most of the MCOs offer other specials programs for Moms and their baby. 

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