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 Links
When you’re pregnant you may have changes in your mood. This is usually because of hormone changes. This usually goes away in the first week or two after you have your baby. These mood changes can last for a longer time after you have your baby. You could be having the “baby blues” or it could be more. Talk with your provider to find out if you need help. Click here for more information.
 
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.

Liv_Logo.pngLiv App
As Indiana’s health app dedicated to all Hoosiers of child-bearing age, let Liv help answer your questions. With a map of state resources, a baby development tracker, peer-reviewed education and more, Liv is an excellent resource for Indiana mothers and their families. Available in both English and Spanish, Liv is designed to supply support whether a woman is planning, pregnant or parenting. Search “Liv Pregnancy” on your app store or visit www.askliv.com.
 

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

Smokefree Pregnancies

 
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