Healthy Communities

Maternity Program

The Arkansas Department of Health provides prenatal care to an average of 5,000 women annually at many of the Local Health Units. Services are provided for little or no cost. No one will be refused services because they do not have money to pay.  Clients have access to other Health Department services such as STD testing, family planning services and WIC. To locate the most convenient Local Health Unit for you, please check the listing in your area.

Prenatal Services include:

The Prenatal Program’s goals are to ensure pregnant women have early access to prenatal care, decrease pregnancy-related diseases, and reduce the number of infant deaths and the number of infants born prematurely.

COVID-19 & Pregnancy
Be Well Baby
March of Dimes
UAMS High-Risk Pregnancy Program (formerly known as ANGELS)
Correct Way to Wear a Seatbelt During Pregnancy | Espanol
Community Health Centers of Arkansas Brochure
Hear Her Concerns
Urgent Maternal Warning Signs (downloadable poster)
1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline | MCHB

Count the Kicks

Third trimester? Start counting!

Counting your baby’s movements is an important way for you to check the health of your baby between clinic visits. Keeping up with your baby’s kicks is easy with the Count the Kicks app.

Counting the kicks, roles, and pokes from your baby helps expectant mother’s track normal movement pattern during the third trimester of pregnancy. Its daily text feature will remind you when it’s time to start counting.

Watch the video to learn how to count the kicks.

Download the free Count the Kicks app today! 


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