BLUEBELLEbeginnings

BLUEBELLEbeginningsBLUEBELLEbeginnings is a program for MDwise members who are pregnant. MDwise holds Bluebelle’s community baby showers for pregnant members across the state. We also provide pregnancy information and resources.


MDwise wants to help make sure your baby is born healthy.

If you are pregnant, call to let us know. Your MDwise representative will ask you a few questions about how your pregnancy is going and to see if there is anything that we can help you with. We will also send you important information about pregnancy.
You can earn MDwiseREWARDS points for going to your prenatal and postpartum visits. You can then redeem your points for a free gift card. Learn more about MDwiseREWARDS.
 

It is very important to pick a doctor for your baby BEFORE he/she is born.

Every MDwise member must have a doctor, even new babies. Pick a doctor for your baby while you are still pregnant. MDwise has a program called pre-birth selection. It can help you pick a doctor if you don’t know who to pick. Or, you can talk with your doctor, nurse, caseworker or family and friends. You should
pick a doctor in your own MDwise hospital system. We also call it a medical home. As soon as you pick your baby’s doctor, call MDwise customer service to tell us your choice.
 
Helpful Link
MOMS HELPLINE – (http://www.MomsHelpLine.isdh.in.gov) The Helpline is a free resource that helps pregnant women get the care they need. Early and regular prenatal care is the best shot at a healthy baby. When you connect with the helpline they will help you identify your needs. Then they can connect you with local services that can help. These may include:
  • Care for moms
  • Care for baby – including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program
  • Baby programs – including safe sleep information
  • Immunizations
  • Baby items – including cribs and car seats
  • Transportation providers
  • Free testing sites for pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Housing assistance
  • Nutrition assistance – including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Education referrals – including breastfeeding classes and job training programs 

 

Call 1-844-MCH-MOMS (1-844-624-6667) today. The Helpline is available Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Helpful Documents
Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects​ from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

Smokefree Pregnancies


SMOKE-free program
SMOKE-free is for members who want to learn how to stop using tobacco. Please remember the program does not take the place of your doctor. Talk with him or her before starting any health program.
 
The Benefits of Being Tobacco Free
  • Your baby gets more oxygen, which promotes healthy growth.
  • Your baby’s lungs function better.
  • It lowers the risk of your baby being born too early.
  • It increases your chances of having a healthy baby.
  • It lowers the risk that your child will have health problems (coughs, colds, ear infections and asthma).
  • It decreases the chance your baby will die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • You will have more energy and breathe easier.
  • It saves money so you can buy more things for you and your baby.

Indiana's Tobacco Quitline: 800-QUIT-NOW
 
Indiana Tobacco Quitline
1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
quitnowindiana.com


Helpful Links to be Tobacco Free