Prenatal Program
Preparing for Baby
Breastfeeding
What are the Baby Blues?

Welcome to Health Plan of San Joaquin’s Prenatal Health Program! You’re taking your first steps towards a healthier pregnancy, a healthier baby, and a healthier you. We’re here to help.

HPSJ’s Prenatal Health Program can help you:

  • Learn about birthing classes near you.
  • Get help prepping for baby.
  • Get tips about eating healthy and staying active.
  • Get answers to your health questions.
  • Connect with counselors for mental health concerns.
  • Work with friendly, trained health care staff for other
    needs such as transportation, food and housing.
HPSJ Prenatal Program

Are you looking for a prenatal provider?

Get help finding the right provider now! Prefer to talk with our friendly customer service staff? Call 888-936-7526 or (TTY/TDD) 711 from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday-Friday.


Healthy Pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy means you have the support you need to live healthy. Health Plan of San Joaquin is here for you.


Click on any of the images to get more information on how to have a healthy pregnancy:

First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
Prental Program

Tobacco Use

Smoking during pregnancy can hurt your baby. If you are smoking it is never too late to quit. Some people smoke to deal with stress, and having a baby can be stressful. However, smoking can cause more problems, such as:

  • Premature birth.
  • Increased risk of miscarriages.
  • Increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Real Life Stories

Amanda smoked during her pregnancy and watched her baby grow in a hospital incubator after being born two months early. Quitting smoking means:

  • Your baby will get more oxygen, even after just one day of not smoking.
  • There is less risk that your baby will be born too early.
  • There is a better chance that your baby will come home from the hospital with you.
  • You will have more energy and breathe more easily.

Talk to your doctor or visit nobutts.org/pregnant for more information on how to quit.


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Your First Trimester

You may have already gotten your first trimester pamphlet in the mail. In this pamphlet we discuss:

  • How often you’ll see your doctor during your pregnancy
  • How to stay comfortable during pregnancy
  • What to ask your doctor this trimester

You also received a “Baby Update!” card showing you the size of the baby and sharing something new and exciting baby is doing during the pregnancy.

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Your Second Trimester

You may have already gotten your Second trimester pamphlet in the mail. In this pamphlet we discuss:

  • What to eat and what to avoid eating during your pregnancy
  • How much more should you be eating?
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • What to ask your doctor this trimester

You also received a “Baby Update!” card showing you the size of the baby and sharing something new and exciting baby is doing during the pregnancy.

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Your Third Trimester

You may have already gotten your third trimester pamphlet in the mail. In this pamphlet we discuss:

  • Signs of Labor
  • Your Birth Plan
  • How are you feeling?
  • Breastfeeding tips
  • What to ask your doctor this trimester

You also received a “Baby Update!” card showing you the size of the baby and sharing something new and exciting baby is doing during the pregnancy.


Posted on April 20th, 2016 and last modified on November 2nd, 2018.