Prenatal Care

Caring for yourself during pregnancy

We care about the well-being of every new life. We want parents to be as prepared as possible to care for their new baby. The information in this section can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy.

Eating right

Eating right is always good health advice, but it’s extra important when you’re pregnant. When your baby gets the right vitamins, she’s more likely to be born healthy.

Need help getting good nutrition? Call Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) at 1-800-252-5942. Your doctor can also give you advice about eating right.

Medicines during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body needs extra help, such as certain vitamins and folic acid. Your doctor will help you get your vitamins and folic acid.

It’s also important to know that some medicines are OK to take while you are pregnant, but others can cause harm. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking any medicines, even over-the-counter medicines or vitamims.

Dental health

It’s important to take care of your teeth and gums. Regular dental services are covered for members under the age of 21 years. Before you take any medicines or get X-rays, let your dentist know you are pregnant. Your dentist also may want to check with your doctor before giving you any medicines.