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Pregnancy care

Take care of yourself while you’re pregnant. That’s the best way to give your baby a great start. And be sure to share the news with us. Whether you need help choosing a doctor, learning about childbirth classes or getting healthy food, we're here. Just call Member Services at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711) to let us know you're pregnant.

Have a question?

You can call Member Services at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have a healthier pregnancy

Have a healthier pregnancy

If you’re planning a family, try to see your doctor before you get pregnant. If you’re already pregnant or even think you might be, take these simple steps: 

 

  • See your doctor early — this can help keep both of you healthy. 

  • Keep all your appointments. Make it a goal to not miss even one.

  • Take on healthy habits. Like eating healthy meals and getting enough exercise. Also, aim for 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night. 

  • Don’t use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs. If you’re using these substances, tell your doctor right away. You’re not alone, and they can help. 

  • Tell your doctor about any prescription medications you take — you may need to stop while you’re pregnant.

  • Learn about childbirth classes to help with your pregnancy and delivery. They’re free. Just ask your doctor how to sign up.

  • Ask your doctor if you need a lead test. Older houses and other sources can expose you to lead. And high lead levels can harm your baby.

Extra help during pregnancy

Extra help during pregnancy

Is any parent ever prepared enough for a new baby? If you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone. We can help you stay healthy through your pregnancy and get the care you need. 

 

Our team can help you:

 

  • Learn more about your pregnancy

  • Make a care plan that’s right for you

  • Get services and care 

  • Work with health care providers, agencies and organizations

  • Get services after hours in a crisis 

  • Arrange services for children with special health care needs 

 

Care management can help make your life easier. Just call Member Services at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). Then, ask to speak with a care manager.

Earn rewards with care

Earn rewards with care

The PROMISE Program is all about maternity care. It’s a benefit you can enjoy before and after your baby is born. Why take part? You’ll get support throughout your pregnancy. And earn rewards, too. 

 

With the PROMISE Program, you can earn:

 

  • A $10 gift card: Go to at least 7 prenatal visits with your doctor.

  • A $10 gift card: Go to your postpartum visit within 21 to 56 days after your baby is born.

  • A $5 gift card: Take a birthing class, a parenting class, and a first aid, safety or CPR class (up to $15 total for 3 classes).

 

Sometimes, babies are born early, even with pregnancy care. You can still earn:

 

  • A $5 gift card: Meet with your care manager and take a parenting class. 

  • A $5 gift card: Take a CPR class and attend all training at the hospital before your baby’s discharge (release from the hospital).

  • A $5 gift card: Take a parenting class.

Get tips by text

 

 

Text4baby™ is a service that texts you tips and reminders during your pregnancy. It keeps your health top of mind. And it’s free to join. Visit the Text4baby website to learn more.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a national nutrition program that aims to protect the health of women, infants and children. You can find WIC programs in:

 

  • County health departments

  • Hospitals and clinics 

  • Community centers

  • Schools 

  • Other places in your area

 

The Maryland WIC program provides these services at no cost:

 

  • Help with breastfeeding questions

  • Referrals to agencies

  • Healthy food, like fruits and vegetables 

  • Healthy eating tips

 

Need to learn more about WIC? Just call us at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). You can also call WIC to see if you and your child can use the service: 1-800-242-4942. Or visit WIC online.

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