Healthy Babies - Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

​​(replaces Best Beginnings Prenatal Care Program)

Para obtener Servicios de Interprete en Espanol: 410-876-4914

The former Best Beginnings Program offered low cost prenatal (before birth) care for pregnant Carroll County residents who did not have Medical Assistance (State health insurance) and were not eligible for health insurance due to their immigration status.

As of July 1, 2023, there is a NEW program available that replaces Best Beginnings. This program is called Healthy Babies – Pregnancy and Postpartum Care.​​​

Parent Information Portal on pregnancy, infants and toddlers from the CDC.​

For more resources, please visit the Children's Health​ page!

If you are having a baby, you may be eligible to get free health care through Medicaid (Medical Assistance) even if you are NOT a U.S. citizen.

This coverage pays for doctor visits, hospital care, and other services to support a healthy pregnancy and baby.

To be eligible, you must:

The best way to know if you can get Medicaid is to apply. You can apply:

Learn more at Healthy Babies – Pregnancy and Postpartum Care.

For information on the risks and benefits of medications and other exposures during pregnancy, and birth defect prevention, visit MotherToBaby and en español.