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We Have Resources For Every Stage Of Your Life

Deciding if and when to have a baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Whatever you choose, Anthem is here for you.


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We have tips, interactive tools, resources, and apps for every stage of your life.

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If You're Pregnant, Take These Important Steps:

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with your OB provider.

Who is your OB provider? If you don’t have one, call us at the number on your member ID card. We can help you find a provider near you.

Found an OB provider? Have them complete and return the Prebirth Provider Selection Form.

Step 3: Call us to speak with an OB care manager.

We can help you take care of yourself so you can take care of your baby. Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711) to learn more about our New Baby, New LifeSM program.

Step 2: Complete an OB health screener.

This will help us get you the right care and support.

Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711), or sign up for My Advocate to complete our OB health screener.

Step 4: Take care of yourself.

Stay healthy by eating right, staying active, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol.

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Pregnancy And Women’s Health Topics

Staying Healthy At Any Age

Stay healthy and strong by:

  • Going to your primary medical provider and dentist regularly
  • Keeping your vaccines up to date
  • Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Planning for pregnancy or preventing an unwanted pregnancy
  • Avoiding tobacco and alcohol
  • Staying active
  • Eating healthy

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Helpful Resources

Learn more at cdc.gov/reproductivehealth.

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Smokefree Women
Phone

National Tobacco Quit Line:

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) (TTY 711)

 
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (TTY 800-487-4889)

Planning For Pregnancy

Are you thinking about having a baby? There are steps you can take to stay healthy before, during, and after pregnancy. They will help you have a healthy baby, too.

Before you become pregnant, talk with your primary medical provider about:

  • Planning to start a family
  • Avoiding tobacco and alcohol
  • Taking medications safely
  • Taking folic acid
  • Making sure your vaccines are up to date
  • Staying active
  • Eating healthy

Health A To Z (Healthwise)

Helpful Resources

Decision in recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Preconception health and health care
Show Your Love! Preconception health care app
Smokefree Women
Phone

National Tobacco Quit Line:

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) (TTY 711)

 
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (TTY 800-487-4889)

Having A Healthy Pregnancy

Congratulations! This is an exciting time. There are many things you can do to help yourself and your baby stay strong and healthy.

Once You Find Out You’re Pregnant:

Schedule an appointment with your OB provider.

Prenatal care is very important for you and your baby. Your primary medical provider will ask you about your health, do a physical exam, and tell you your baby’s due date.

Who is your OB provider? If you don’t have one, call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711). We can help you find a provider near you.

Found an OB provider? Have them complete and return the Prebirth Provider Selection Form.

Take care of yourself.

Eat healthy foods, stay active, and avoid tobacco and alcohol.

Complete an OB health screener.

This helps us get you the care and support you need during your pregnancy.

Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711) or sign up for My Advocate to complete our OB health screener.

Chat with an OB case manager.

We can help you take care of yourself so you can take care of your baby. Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711) to learn more about our New Baby, New LifeSM program.

Healthy Rewards

You can earn gift cards just for going to your doctor visits. All you have to do is join the Healthy Rewards program first. To join, log in to the Benefit Reward Hub and visit the Healthy Rewards portal. You also can call 888-990-8681 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Health A To Z (Healthwise)

Helpful Resources

March of Dimes
Smokefree Women
Text 4baby
Phone

National Tobacco Quit Line:

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) (TTY 711)

 
phone

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (TTY 800-487-4889)

Taking Care Of Yourself And Your Baby

Congratulations! Being a new mother is an exciting time. But it can bring some unexpected challenges. You may have questions about how to keep yourself and your baby healthy.

Besides talking with your provider, there are many resources to help keep you healthy, both physically and emotionally. There are also many resources to help you keep your baby safe, happy, and healthy.

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Helpful Resources

Need help getting a breast pump? Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711). A case manager will help you.

Visit the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) website or call 800-522-0874. WIC can help you with breastfeeding support.

For more support with breastfeeding:

  • Visit La Leche or call the La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline at 877-452-5324.
  • Visit Infant Risk Center or call 806-352-2519 for questions about breastfeeding and medications.

For more information on postpartum depression, talk to your primary medical provider. You can also contact Postpartum Support International (PSI) at 800-944-4PPD (4773) (TTY 711).

After you deliver your baby, be sure to call Member Services at the number on your member ID card so we can help you transition to your next plan.

Navigating The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

If your baby was born sick or premature, they may have been admitted to the NICU. You may be having a hard time coping. We believe that the more you know, the better you’ll be able to care for your baby. We’re here to help you during your baby’s stay in the NICU.

Health A To Z (Healthwise)

Helpful Resources

Need help getting a breast pump? Call Member Services for Healthy Indiana Plan and Hoosier Healthwise at 866-408-6131 (TTY 711) and for Hoosier Care Connect at 844-284-1797 (TTY 711). A care manager can help you.

The MyPreemie app supports families with preemies.

Graham’s Foundation provides support, advocacy, and research for preemies and their families.

Phone

National Tobacco Quit Line:

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) (TTY 711)

 
phone

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (TTY 800-487-4889)

Supporting Your Partner During And After Pregnancy

There are many ways you can support your partner during pregnancy. Encourage them to seek early and regular prenatal care. Attend appointments and birthing classes with them. Encourage your partner to avoid tobacco and alcohol, stay active, and eat healthy. Find ways to help them reduce stress during pregnancy.

Take care of yourself, too. As you help your partner stay healthy, take these steps with them:

  • Visit your primary medical provider
  • Make sure your vaccines are up to date
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol
  • Stay active — spend time walking or exercising with your partner
  • Eat healthy
  • Find ways to reduce your stress — reach out to friends and family who are parents and can provide you with support and advice

Your role as a parent is very important to the health and development of your baby. You may have a lot of questions about caring for your newborn. The links below can help you get ready to be a parent.

Health A To Z (Healthwise)

Helpful Resources

BabyCenter: Childbirth cheat sheet

Decision in recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
March of Dimes
Smokefree Women
Phone

National Tobacco Quit Line:

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) (TTY 711)

 
phone

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) (TTY 800-487-4889)

Coping With The Loss Of A Baby

Losing a baby is very painful. A strong circle of support can be helpful. You can find help here:

CJ First Candle — Support for families who have had a pregnancy or infant loss
Call 800-221-7437 (TTY 711). Grief counselors are on hand at no cost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National SHARE — Pregnancy and infant loss support
Call 800-821-6819 (TTY 711).

MISS Foundation — Support and resources after the death of a child
Call 888-455-6477 (TTY 711).

Teens: Taking Care Of Your Health And Planning For The Future

You may have questions about sex, relationships, body changes, or birth control. When you get regular checkups, you can talk with your primary medical provider (PMP). If you want to talk privately, ask your PMP if they can answer your questions without a parent in the room.

You can also find information online. Below are some sites that can help you get and stay healthy.

Health A To Z (Healthwise)

Helpful Resources

Pregnancy and Childbirth Apps

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BabyCenter

Track your pregnancy. Count down to baby’s birth.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Show Your Love

Health tips from the CDC.

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MyPreemie

Learn how to care for a premature baby.

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Count the Kicks

Monitor your baby's well-being.

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My Pregnancy & Baby Today

Keep track of baby’s milestones and growth.


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Interactive Tools

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From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months

Watch how your baby grows and changes inside the womb.

Page Last Updated: 10/28/2022