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WereforHealthyBeginnings.3Thebirthoababyisapreciousgitandanexcitingtimeinthelivesoexpectantcouples.Yetnomatterhowhardtheymaybeworkingtosupporttheiramiliessomeothemstillacefnancialpressuresbecausetheydonthavemedicalinsurancethatcoverstheprenatalcareanddeliveryotheirbaby.AllisonandWesleySplawnwhoseamilyhaslivedinYumaormanygenerationsoundthemselvesinthissituation.ThiswasmyfrstbabyandthefrstthingIdidwascallthedoctorAllisonexplains.IdidnthavehealthinsurancesoItriedorAHCCCSbutmyhusbandmadetoomuch.Withoutmedicalcoverageshehadnoalternativebuttopayoreachoherprenatalcareappointmentsout-o-pocket.ButthenwhensheregisteredorherdeliveryatYRMCsheoundawelcomesurprise.ShediscoveredthatYRMChasaprenatalprogramorlowincomeamiliesthatcoversprenatalcaredoctorseeslabtestsultrasoundsandhospitalcostsorthedeliveryatareducedrateorexpectantmotherswhoqualiy.Allisonappliedortheprogramandwasaccepted.Iwenthomeaterweoundoutthatwequalifedortheprogramandcriedshesays.Wewerejustsoexcitedaboutit.YRMCstaevenworkedwithWomensHealthSpecialistsonareimbursementplanthatappliedthemoneyAllisonhadalreadypaidorprenatalcaretothecostotheprogram.ItwasjustabigrelieAllisonadds.Iteltlikeabigweightwaslitedoourshoulders.Nearly200womenqualifedorthePrenatalPrograminFY2010.Whileunderwritingthecostothisprogram109341inFY2009representsasignifcantinvestmentonthepartoYRMCthebeneftstothecommunityaroutweighthesecosts.MaryMochnalAdministrativeDirectoroWomenChildrenServicescitestheimportanceogettingproperprenatalcare.Thegoalistohelpthemotheravoidcomplicationsanddeliverahealthyweightbabythatgoestoterm.Butithemotherdoesbegintoexperiencecomplicationswewanttobeabletotreatthemrightaway.InadditiontothetestingandassessmentthattakesplaceatprenatalappointmentstheresalotoeducationthatgoesonMarycontinues.Alotowhatthemothercanchoosetodoandnotdoaectsbothherhealthandthebabys.Themomhasaveryimportantroleinkeepingherselandthebabyashealthyaspossible.TheSplawnamilysstoryhasahappyending.InApril2009AllisongavebirthtoahealthybabyboynamedRawling.WearegrateulorthetheYRMCprenatalprogram.Likeeveryparentwewantedourbabytohaveahealthystart.Thisprogramgaveusthat.Wenoorpofit...Likeeveryparentwewantedourbabytohaveahealthystart.