Prenatal Legal Checkup
The Austin Medical-Legal Partnership has created a prenatal legal check up to help pregnant people in Texas.
Our prenatal legal checkup is designed to start conversations about health-harming legal needs during pregnancy. Our video series covers many potential needs, such as health insurance, food security, domestic violence, employment, housing, healthcare decisions, parental rights, and breastfeeding. Our goal is to encourage expecting parents to take their health into their own hands.
- Every year, 1.7 million women in the U.S. get sick or die simply from getting pregnant.
- Many illnesses and deaths are due to where we live, grow, work, play, and age. These things are called social determinants of health.
- Things like income, health insurance, housing, education, employment, and even access to legal help are shaped by legal requirements and restrictions.