The best benefit of a healthy pregnancy is having a healthy baby. As soon as you know you are pregnant, go see a health care provider.
This might be a doctor, nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner:

  • Early prenatal care gives you the best start possible. Make your first visit before you reach 12 weeks of pregnancy.
  • See your health care provider regularly.
  • Your provider will check on you and your baby and make sure everything is fine. 

Doctors and midwives can find health problems sooner when they see mothers regularly. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others.

Prenatal care can help you:

  • Feel less worried or tired.
  • Prevent health problems like diabetes and heart disease.
Women who get prenatal care have healthier babies and are less likely to give birth prematurely (before the baby’s due date).

Bluebelle Beginnings - Give your newborn a healthy start

BLUEBELLEbeginnings is a program for MDwise members who are pregnant. MDwise holds Bluebelle’s Baby Shower for pregnant members across the state. We also provide pregnancy information and resources.

Materials were compiled from the following sources:
Indiana Perinatal Network
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,