December 12, 2016
U.S. News and World Report
Carry your prenatal records wherever you go. Homeless people tend to move frequently and don’t always end up at the hospital they intended to go to for their delivery, says Dr. Jeffrey Norris, medical director at Father Joe’s Villages, which provides services (including prenatal care) to homeless people in San Diego.
Having access to prenatal records will be crucial for the physicians conducting the delivery, so it's important for homeless women to have copies of them. Without those documents, physicians may have to repeat a wide array of tests to determine whether there are any problems with the pregnancy.