Develop the Responsibility and Services Plan to address the pregnant woman's current situation and special needs. Consider her stage of pregnancy and medical condition when deciding on appropriate activities. Examples include:
Be sure a pregnant customer is connected to prenatal care, and make appropriate referrals for other needed services. For more information about the importance of pre-natal care, tell her to visit the Web site,
http://www.dpaillinois.com/mch/healthy_births.html. She can call 1-800-226-0768 (toll-free) for help locating medical care.
If the customer reports medical problems more than 6 weeks before the expected delivery date, process a request for a medical barrier (see PM 21-01-04-a).
She automatically qualifies for a medical barrier 6 weeks before and 12 weeks after delivery.