Pregnancy Care

We have a special program for pregnant women.  This program provides education and support to help you have a healthy pregnancy.  You should try to remain with us throughout your pregnancy to get the most of this program.

Specially trained care managers can answer your questions or concerns about your pregnancy.  The care managers can also help with community service referrals.  You will also receive information on pregnancy and baby care in the mail.  If you would like more information about the Prenatal Program, call our Care Management department at 855-412-8004, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Here are some helpful tips for your pregnancy:

  • Keep all of your prenatal appointments. If you miss an appointment, call your doctor to reschedule. Do not wait until your next visit.
  • Take the prenatal vitamins prescribed by your doctor. Prenatal vitamins are an important part of your prenatal care for both the health of you and your baby.  There are many prenatal vitamins available that we pay for.
  • Avoid alcohol, illegal drugs and smoking.  Second-hand smoke can harm you and your unborn child.  Get help to quit smoking by calling the West Virginia Tobacco QuitLine.
  • Never take any medicines without checking with your doctor first.  This includes prescription medications and over the counter medications like aspirin, Tylenol and cough syrup.
  • Eat at least 3 meals a day and choose healthy foods like fruit, meat, milk, vegetables, breads and cereals.
  • Avoid foods like coffee, soda pop, fast foods, candy and doughnuts.
  • Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.  Juice and milk are also healthy choices
  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing and flossing daily.  Gum infections can increase the risk of preterm labor.
  • Wear your seat belt when you are in a car.  The lap portion should be low under your belly and touching your thighs.