Prenatal care is essential to the health of mothers and their babies. Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.
To better serve its residents and improve pregnancy outcomes, Wake County recently opened its fifth prenatal clinic at the Millbrook Human Services Center, located at 2809 E. Millbrook Road in Raleigh.
"We are excited to provide more convenient prenatal care for mothers-to-be in the Millbrook area," said Dr. Kimberly McDonald, Wake County medical director. "Regular prenatal care is key to healthy pregnancies. By making care more accessible, we hope to make it easier for women to keep their appointments and follow through with care plans to improve the health of their babies."
The new prenatal clinic offers a range of services and benefits, including:
- Pregnancy physicals;
- Prenatal education;
- Bilingual providers;
- Shortened waiting times;
- An on-site laboratory; and
- Connections to WIC, nutritionists and pregnancy care managers.
To make an appointment at the Millbrook Prenatal Clinic, call 919-431-4000.
Prenatal care is also available at the following Wake County Human Services locations: Sunnybrook, Northern Regional Center, Eastern Regional Center and Southern Regional Center.