Fairfax County Maternity On-Line Medical Referral Services - MOMS
Welcome to MOMS-Care (Maternity Online Medical Referral Services) – A Fairfax County Health Department Maternity Safety
Net Medical Program Initiative. Fairfax County Health Department stresses the importance of early and continuous prenatal care as a key
factor in having a healthy pregnancy and baby. The purpose of the program is to provide a universal point of entrance to our maternity
program for clients, county social workers, community or faith-based organizations, and any other private or public organization that support
early prenatal care access throughout Fairfax County.
If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant and live in Fairfax County, this web-based program provides an on-line
option for you to receive quality maternal care through the Health Department. By completing our On
Line Eligibility Form, a MOMS care representative (specialist or coordinator) will receive your information right away, and if you are
eligible to receive care with us, we will expedite your maternity care. If you are contacting us on behalf of someone else who is or may be
pregnant, you should also complete our On Line Eligibility Form for referring individuals and
organizations. A MOMs care representative will receive your information and work with you on the eligibility and enrollment process.
Whether you are here for yourself or someone else, our on-line form is completely confidential. Your information is in a secure system and
will only be shared with our professional Health Department "MOMs care" team.
The Fairfax County Health Department can only provide service to Fairfax County residents. If our On-Line Eligibility Form returns a message that you may not be in our service area, you should
first confirm which local government provides services where you live. Then we invite you to consult the Other Links section for on-line resources associated with your jurisdiction. If you are unsure, complete our form and a MOMs representatives will help you determine where to obtain services.
Pregnancy is a time of change and a lot of questions. The site also provides access to a variety of other services to
assist women during their pregnancy. See our Other Links section for information on local programs
offering valuable services to pregnant women, new mothers and their children. If you have questions about how to stay healthy, how the baby
grows, changes during pregnancy, things you should do while pregnant, or things to avoid while pregnant, we invite you to visit the March of
Dimes web site at http://www.marchofdimes.com.
Every year thousands of babies are born prematurely and may die or have serious medical conditions associated with
being born too early. Anyone can prevent premature birth by knowing the signs of pre-term labor and getting medical help right away. If you
or someone you know is experiencing any of the following signs at any time during pregnancy, contact a medical provider or emergency room
- Frequent contractions
- Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea
- Pelvic pressure
- Low, dull backache
- Abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding
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