When my husband and I took the pregnancy test and it came back positive I was absolutely elated. But as I laid down and tried to sleep that night, terror took over… I remembered I didn’t have health insurance.
Getting health insurance had been on my “To Do” list for a very long time. I’d even researched options and filled out applications. But when it came time to send it in, there always seemed to be some sort of financial emergency that would pop up.
Luckily, my friend told me about this wonderful place … the Westside Pregnancy Clinic (WPC). I was able to go get a free ultrasound and counseling. They even gave me information about all the many programs that the state of California offers to help those in need, specifically AIM (Access for Infants and Mothers). Fortunately/unfortunately the combined income of my husband and I qualified us for this program.
But I must say, besides the friendly staff, my favorite thing about the WPC is the classes they offer. I was able to take a parenting class, a birthing class and a postpartum class for FREE! Their Earn While You Learn program is so helpful. I can’t imagine what my life would be like now if it wasn’t for this place.
Even though I am a research queen, I have learned a tremendous amount and am so grateful for this free education about being a mother! Hopefully, my DS will appreciate it, too!