Prenatal Education & Insurance Help

Educational Programs Offered Include:

Patients receive individual counseling to review physical changes during pregnancy and postpartum, common discomforts, fetal development, signs of labor, hospital registration process, family planning and more.

  • Baby Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Education & Support
  • Baby Care
  • Child Car Seat Safety Education
  • Baby Safety & Accident Prevention

Baby Nutrition Education

For more information:

Please call (619) 515-2428 or fill out the form below.

If you do not have insurance and would like enrollment assistance, please let the representative know when you call.

Baby Nutrition Education:

  • How to prepare and store infant formula
  • How much formula to give and how to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to identify when your baby is ready for introduction of solids, whole milk and sippy cup
  • Which foods can harm your baby
  • How to wean from breast to bottle/cup
  • Food-safety guidelines
  • Sample menus for older babies

Breastfeeding Education & Support:

We provide information about the risks of not breastfeeding, what to expect the first few weeks after delivery, how to produce enough milk, how to use and apply for a free breast pump and more. Our team of Certified Lactation Educators and Consultants are also available to provide support after the baby is born.

  • Daily meal planning after baby
  • Eat healthy for you and your baby
  • What about exercise?
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • How to pump and bottle feed
  • Returning to work or school
  • How to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • What to expect the first few days
  • Support for engorgement, sore nipples and poor milk supply

Baby Care:

  • Infant body care
  • How to take your baby’s temperature
  • Baby sleep recommendations
  • Do’s and Don’ts of teething, how to soothe your baby
  • How to clean your baby’s gums and teeth
  • How to soothe a crying baby
  • Swaddling techniques
  • Immunization information and recommended vaccines per age
  • Common health conditions such as rash, colic and constipation

Child Car Seat Safety Education:

  • 5 key points to safely installing your car seat
  • Explain California safety laws and penalties
  • Perform a car seat checkup or installation
  • Car-safety guidelines

Baby Safety & Accident Prevention:

  • How to make your home safer for baby
  • How to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • How to protect your baby if you have pets
  • Learn what Shaken Baby Syndrome is and how to prevent it
  • Safe sleep for baby recommendations
  • How to reduce the risk of suffocating, falling, drowning, burning, choking and poisoning


To qualify you must be a legal California resident who is a low-income adult, senior or family with children.

Through Medi-Cal you may be eligible for free or discounted:

  • Medical, dental and vision services
  • Mental health and substance use treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Emergency care and hospitalization, including surgery
  • Prenatal and maternity care

To enroll in Medi-Cal, you will need to provide the following documentation:

  • State-issued photo identification
  • Resident alien card (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency, such as a lease agreement or utility bill
  • Latest 1040 IRS tax document
  • Proof of current income
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) accepts a range of payment and insurance plans, including Medi-Cal. In addition, all FHCSD clinics operate on a sliding fee scale. This means the cost of services is based upon income and family size. No patient will be turned away based on an inability to pay. Our staff can also help patients enroll in free or low-cost plans that can help cover the cost of treatment and services.

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