Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Prenatal Care

Early prenatal care allows for screening of both the mother’s and the baby’s health to help improve likelihood of a healthy birth. The percentage of women receiving early prenatal care in Sacramento County lags slightly behind statewide rates. Still, four out of five women receive care in their first trimester and more than 9 in 10 receive care by the end of their second trimester.

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Why is this important?

  • Access to early prenatal care can help identify potential medical problems in both the mother and the baby, allowing for the implementation of early and potentially more effective intervention.

How are we doing?

  • 78% of Sacramento County women seek prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy, and 13% received care in the second trimester (94.6% first and second trimester)
  • The percent of women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester has remained at or near 80% over the last decade.
  • The percent of women in Sacramento County receiving prenatal care has been consistently lower than statewide.
  • Non-white mothers are less likely to receive first trimester prenatal care than white mothers.

Data Source: California Department of Public Health

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 17:11