Me + My Baby Prenatal Program

Me + My Baby Prenatal Program

Mom and baby

Prenatal Program

Welcome to HPSJ’s Prenatal Program, Me + My Baby! If this is your first or last pregnancy, we want to help you get what you are looking for yourself, your body, and your baby.

This journey will have its ups and downs and HPSJ is here to help with:

Sign up now to the Me + My Baby Program

Work with friendly, trained health care staff for other needs such as links to transit, food, local public health nurse home visiting programs, and more. If you would like to sign up for the Me + My Baby program please click on the Sign Up Now button. A HPSJ representative will call you to get more information. 

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Me + My Baby program

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Are You Covered?

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Medi-Cal enrollment with Health Plan of San Joaquin

myRewards Program

Did you know? Visiting your doctor as soon as you are pregnant can get you a gift card.

Text4baby Program

Receive weekly text messages to your phone. Text BABY to 511411.

Healthy Pregnancy

“Having a healthy 9 month pregnancy means you have the support you need to live your best. Health Plan of San Joaquin is here for you. The Me + My Baby program mails out trimester booklets to HPSJ pregnant members. You may have received your copy in the mail. Below is what is discussed in each booklet.

Me + My Baby Program

Me + My Baby Program

Pregnancy Check Ultrasound

Pregnancy Trimesters Me + My Baby Program

First Trimester

First Trimesters
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Nutrition & oral health basics
  • How often you’ll see your doctor

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

Second Trimester

Second Trimesters
  • Mental health
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Support with food needs
  • 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.

Third Trimester

Third Trimester
  • Mental health
  • Prepping for birth
  • Signs of labor
  • Feeding your baby
  • Hospital checklist

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

Pregnancy & Substance Use

You might find yourself using something that can harm you. Now that your pregnant your baby is exposed to those same substances. If you are wanting to learn more about what help is on hand expand each topic.

Marijuana

A video by Let’s Talk Cannabis

If I am pregnant, can I use cannabis to help with nausea?
Answer: 
No. Using cannabis during pregnancy can impact the growth and progress of your baby’s brain. The baby might be more likely to be born with a lower birth weight.

Is it safe to use cannabis when nursing?
Answer: It’s unclear from the research. What we do know is the chemicals found in marijuana in any form can be passed from the mother to the baby through breast milk. 

For more facts visit sites listed below:

There is a lot to learn about using cannabis during pregnancy and its safety. Make sure to talk to your doctor so both of you can figure out what works best for everyone.

Tobacco

A video by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

Tobacco use can impact your chances to have a healthy pregnancy. If you are using tobacco during your pregnancy maybe you’ve decided this is the time to quit. You can get help with quitting aids; your choices can involve:

  • NicoDerm CQ patches
  • Nicorette gum
  • Nicorette lozenges
  • Zyban
  • Chantix

As an HPSJ member you can call our behavioral health partner BEACON 1.888.581.7526 to get behavioral health support to help you quit. A set of both treatment options has been proven to double your chances of being tobacco free. If you are looking for more support, check these out: Smoke Free Mom

A video by the California Smokers’ Helpline

Talk to your doctor about your choices. Enrolling in the Me & My Baby program will get you the help you need to start your quit journey.

Opioids

A video by the California Department of Public Health

There is help for you if you find yourself using painkillers or other opioids more than you’d like. No matter your situation your doctor, health plan, and other staff are ready to help you. Quitting on your own is not best, but there is proven treatment for people who use opioids. It’s called Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and it involves a set of:

  • Medication use
  • Counseling
  • Behavioral therapy

Some myths about MAT for opioid use disorder involve:

  • Myth: MAT is only for the short term.
    • Fact: Research shows that patients on MAT for at least 1-2 years have the greatest rates of long-term success.
  • Myth: My condition is not bad enough to call for MAT.
    • Fact: MAT uses varied medications that are tailored to fit your unique situation.
  • Myth: Most health plans don’t cover MAT.
    • Fact: As an HPSJ member you are covered for this type of treatment.

Below are links to learn more:

Talk to your doctor about your choices. Enrolling in the Me & My Baby program will get you the help you need to start your quit journey.

Medi-Cal Covers Dental During Pregnancy

Medi-Cal Covers Dental During Pregnancy
A video by Smile, California

Seeing your dentist for regular cleanings and exams and practicing good daily oral hygiene can help keep you and your baby healthy! Learn more and find a dentist near you by visiting SmileCalifornia.org.

Posted on April 20th, 2016 and last modified on November 19th, 2021.

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