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).

FSSA and MDwise helps pregnant members who use opioids

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) offers the Indiana Promise Program to pregnant and postpartum members who use or have used opioids in the past. 
The free program offers support while the mother is pregnant through 12 months after the end of pregnancy. Mothers who join will be given prenatal and postpartum care. They will get support for physical and mental health, and treatment for opioid use disorder. 
The program is available to pregnant members in the state of Indiana. To be eligible participants must meet the following criteria:
  • Pregnant or within the 90 days of the end of pregnancy.
  • Uses opioids or has in the past.
  • Be eligible for or receive Medicaid.
To learn more, visit

Indiana Pregnancy Promise Flyer English
Indiana Pregnancy Promise Flyer Spanish

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,