Navigating Maternity Care with Gulf Coast Total Care: Your Comprehensive Guide

Navigating Maternity Care with Gulf Coast Total Care: Your Comprehensive Guide

Bringing a baby into the world can be a nerve-racking journey, so you want the right team in your corner. If you’re on Medicaid, we work with Gulf Coast Total Care to provide you with the top-notch care you deserve.

Whether you’re embarking on your first pregnancy or you’ve been down the maternity road before, the journey can be as exciting as it is nerve-racking. It’s also a journey that we don’t want you to take alone, which is why we work with Gulf Coast Total Care.

There are 83 million people who are covered by Medicaid in the United States, and our goal is to help provide women who are part of this insurance network the maternity care they need.

From prenatal care to delivery and beyond, the team here at Bay Area Physicians for Women’s Health is with you every step of the way thanks to Gulf Coast Total Care.

Let’s take a look at the benefits of using Gulf Coast Total Care for your maternity journey.

Quality prenatal care

As pregnancy and obstetric specialists, we understand the extraordinary value of good prenatal care, which is designed to monitor the health of both baby and mother. In fact, women who do not have access to prenatal care are three times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight, and the baby is five times more likely to die.

We don’t want to scare you unnecessarily with these numbers, but having a team that tracks your pregnancy and ensures that important milestones are met is important. And that’s what we do through your pregnancy. 

Through these regular visits, we check your baby’s weight (and yours), as well as your baby's heart rate and other vitals. It’s also during these visits that we can use ultrasound to get the first glimpses of your unborn child (or children).

The close monitoring that we can provide you and your baby through Gulf Coast Total Care also allows us to step in the moment we spot anything of concern, such as an increase in blood pressure or gestational diabetes.

The bottom line is that, through Gulf Coast Total Care, our team can help guide you through your pregnancy, giving you every advantage of quality prenatal care.

When you’re ready to give birth

Our practice also offers obstetrics, which means we’re with you when you’re ready to give birth. We make every effort to stick with your birth plan, and we work with surrounding hospitals to make sure your needs are met.

After you give birth, please note that under Gulf Coast Total Care you can get ongoing care for your newborn.

As you can see, thanks to Gulf Coast Total Care and Medicaid, you and your baby have access to the tools you need for a happy and healthy maternity experience.

If you have more questions about our obstetric and pregnancy services and how to access Gulf Coast Total Care, please contact our office in Mobile, Alabama, to set up a consultation.