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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 provider, learning about childbirth classes or getting healthy food, we're here. 

Just call Member Services at 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711).

Have a question?

Just call 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What’s new for benefits?

A doula is a trained guide who isn’t a medical professional. They provide physical and emotional support to you before, during and after birth. In many cases, they can help make your birthing journey more personal and meaningful for you. To get doula care, you’ll need to get pre-approval from your provider. 


A doula can help you:


  • Make a birth plan

  • Learn about healthy pregnancies, childbirth, care after delivery and newborn health

  • Make decisions that are right for you, based on your wishes and beliefs 

  • Assign your birth team, including partners, family members and medical staff 

  • Connect to other resources and services, like rides, food and housing support, quit tobacco programs, substance use treatment and more


We cover these doula services: 


  • Pregnancy check-ups

  • Labor and delivery support

  • Check-ups after your baby is born


Learn more about doula care

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 groups

  • Get services after hours in a crisis 

  • Arrange services for children with special health care needs 


More info for moms


Read on to learn more about getting extra care for mom.


“Extra care for mom” brochure – English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Enjoy extra perks 

A healthy baby is the best reward, but now you can enjoy even more. 

Soon after your baby's birth, we’ll send you a special welcome kit. This kit includes a diaper bag, baby blanket, wipes and other items to help give your baby a healthy start. 

Check in with your provider, and you could earn a $15 gift card. To get this reward, you’ll want to visit your ob/gyn provider 7 to 84 days after having your baby.  


How it works


If you had a C-section, you may need two visits. The first visit checks your incision. This is usually one to two weeks after having your baby. The second visit is your regular postpartum visit. You may be eligible for a $15 gift card as a reward for this visit, if it was within 7 to 84 days of birth. Your provider will send us a claim for the completed service. 

Ask to speak with your care manager. You can get your no-cost breast pump up to two weeks before your baby's birth. We offer the Medela Pump In Style® Advanced Breast Pump + Starter Kit. You don’t need pre-approval (prior authorization). Just call 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711) to get your pump.  


Benefits of a breast pump 


If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll want to empty your breasts regularly by feeding or using a breast pump. This prevents your breasts from becoming full and painful. Many women find it helpful to use a breast pump. You just pump breast milk when it works for you. Then your baby can get the best nutrition, no matter what your schedule. A breast pump also gives other family members the chance to feed and bond with your baby. 


To get help with breastfeeding, you can call the:


Have a healthier pregnancy

Have a healthier pregnancy

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


  • See your provider early — this can help keep both you and your baby healthy. 

  • Keep all your appointments. Make it a goal not to 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 provider right away. You’re not alone, and they can help.

  • Tell your provider 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 provider how to sign up.

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

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 New Jersey WIC program provides these services at no cost:


  • Help with breastfeeding questions

  • Referrals to agencies

  • Healthy food, like fruits and vegetables 

  • Healthy eating tips


Want to learn more about WIC?


Just call us at 1-855-232-3596 (TTY: 711). You can also call WIC to see if you and your child can use the service: 1-866-44 NJ WIC (1-866-446-5942)


Visit WIC online for more info

More info for a healthy pregnancy

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