The Open Door believes every woman should receive excellent care during her pregnancy. 

We currently offer the following limited prenatal care services:

Level 3 Community Partner

Insurance coverage is critical during pregnancy to reduce your potential healthcare expenses and cover many costs.

Are you in need of health insurance? Our community partner will assist you by determining your eligibility based on income requirements and help you fill out your application. 

Prenatal Care Pap Smear and Lab Draws

At the beginning of your pregnancy, you will need several tests. 

The first is a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. 

Then, we will conduct blood testing to determine your blood type and Rh status (a protein on the surface of your blood cells). Knowing these details about your blood type will inform whether your pregnancy requires special care. 

A blood test can also measure your hemoglobin (an iron-rich protein) and ensure you’re not anemic or iron deficient, which can impact your pregnancy. Some women are advised to take iron supplements or prenatal vitamins with iron included.

Our blood test will also check for immunity and exposure to certain infections.

Limited Ultrasound

The Open Door offers limited ultrasounds to determine how far along you are (gestational age) and your estimated due date. We will also verify the presence of a heartbeat to indicate your pregnancy is progressing and confirm your pregnancy is located within the uterus.

If we have any reason to believe there’s a need for a more thorough exam, we will refer you to another ultrasound provider.

Proof of Pregnancy

Proof of pregnancy is a medical document that verifies you received a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound and provides your estimated due date.

Women request this medical document for many reasons, such as applying for Medicaid or adoption.

STD/STI Testing

Receiving STD/STI testing will ensure you don’t have any existing infections that could pass to your child during pregnancy. 

Bacterial STDs/STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics to prevent any issues. Some viral STDs/STIs cannot be cured, but certain medications can help prevent spreading them to your child.

Patient Care Through the Second Trimester

After the tests and initial first-trimester check-ups, you can receive regular care through the second trimester at The Open Door.

These appointments aim to ensure your pregnancy is progressing and your health stays in good order. These second-trimester appointments look different for every woman and depend on her health status and needs.

Any Questions?

Contact us today if you are interested in limited prenatal care services at The Open Door. We are happy to answer any of your questions on these services, what to expect, and how to schedule.