BLUEBELLEbeginnings 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. MDwise is available by phone at 1-800-356-1204.

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

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Picking a Doctor

It is very important to pick a doctor BEFORE your baby 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.

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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.

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MOMS HELPLINE – - 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 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
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Maven provides free 24/7 support as you become a parent.

With Maven, you have access to:

  • Unlimited online appointments and messages with doctors
  • A dedicated Care Advocate to help you find the right provider
  • Trusted resources like articles and parenting classes

Get support with things like:

  • Your mental health
  • Concerns about your pregnancy
  • Questions as you recover from birth
  • Learning more about your baby’s milestones
  • Nursing or formula feeding
  • And much more

Maven is included at no cost as part of your MDwise health plan. That means no co-pays and no surprise bills (yes, seriously!)

Join Maven for free

Helpful Articles

Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects (English)
Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects (Spanish)

SMOKE-free Pregnancies: 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.
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Indiana Tobacco Quitline

1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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