Maternity Care Program
In 1999, with the new Medicaid Maternity Care Program, the Gift of
Life began providing services and education to pregnant women in 20
Alabama counties. They are: Autauga, Baldwin, Bullock, Butler, Clarke,
Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Elmore, Escambia, Lowndes, Monroe,
Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Talladega, Tallapoosa and Washington.
Women who reside in one of the above counties, have a documented
positive pregnancy test, and are on Medicaid or want to apply for
Medicaid, can enroll in the Gift of Life Maternity Care Program. For
more information on applying for Medicaid, call your local health
department or Medicaid (1-800-362-1504). You can also apply for Medicaid
Once you have applied for Medicaid, the worker has up to 45 days to
process your application.
To enroll in the Gift of Life Maternity Care Program, patients can do
one of the following:
- Ask their physician or nurse midwife about seeing a
Gift of Life care coordinator to enroll in the program.
- Call the Gift of Life Foundation Enrollment
Hotline. In the Montgomery area, call (334) 272-1820. Outside the
Montgomery area, call toll free 1-877-826-BABY.
Gift of Life's
goal is healthy mothers and healthy babies. Since our implementation, many accomplishments have
been realized to help reach that goal: infant mortality has been
reduced, the number of prenatal visits per patient has increased, more
private obstetricians now accept low-income women, fewer patients
present to area emergency rooms with no prenatal care, and families have
access to more comprehensive care for their babies.
The Gift of Life Maternity Care Program offers the
following services to pregnant women and their babies enrolled in the
- Prenatal Care and Education
- Care Coordination
- Prenatal and Delivery Classes
- Social Service Referrals
- Parenting Education & Classes
- Nutrition Counseling
- WIC Referral
- Newborn Care and Health Education
- Patient 1st Information
- Postpartum Care
- Family Planning
- Postnatal Education
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Maternity Care Provider
Gift of Life offers
Childbirth Classes at no cost to any Maternity Care Program enrollee
living in Montgomery and the surrounding areas.
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