Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings is a free, voluntary program for HUSKY Health members who are pregnant or who have recently given birth. Our nurses will work with you to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. They will teach you about what to expect during pregnancy, at birth, and after the baby is born.

Enroll by calling: 1.800.859.9889 and dial extension 2025. One of our staff will talk with you to see how we can best help you.

Once you have enrolled, a nurse will be assigned to you to provide education and support, either over the phone or in person. They can teach you about benefits and offer resources such as WIC, breast pumps, and baby supplies. If you have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a nurse can provide support for up to one year after your baby’s discharge from the NICU.

Below are checklists for you to use during and after your pregnancy to help keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. Your Healthy Beginnings nurse can help you complete the items on these lists. Follow the links for other helpful resources.

Pregnancy Checklist

  • Choose an Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) or a Certified Nurse Midwife
    • Use our provider search to find HUSKY Health providers. Select Obstetrics/Gynecology, Obstetric Nurse Practitioner, or Certified Nurse Midwife to choose a provider to care for you during your pregnancy
    • Or call 1.800.859.9889, ext. 2025
  • Schedule prenatal appointments
    • Know why prenatal appointments are important
    • Schedule appointments, reminder calls, and transportation to appointments by calling: 1.800.859.9889, ext. 2025
    • A nurse can join you at one of your prenatal appointments to talk with you and your provider about your plan of care
  • Learn about what to expect during pregnancy and the resources offered in your community
  • Learn about gestational diabetes
  • Get pregnancy tips and reminders from Text4Baby messaging
  • Schedule an appointment for dental care. Click here to find a HUSKY Health Dentist. You will need to login in order to access the HUSKY Health dentist directory
  • Find programs to help you quit smoking, quit drinking or quit other drugs

Post-Pregnancy Checklist


Important information

Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby. The virus can cause serious birth defects. Learn how to protect yourself from Zika here.

The loss of a pregnancy or baby is extremely difficult. Call our nurses to receive the support you need in this tough time. We offer Care Management services, help with the transition after pregnancy, and access to behavioral health services. To learn more about coping with this pain, call us at 1.800.859.9889 ext. 2025, or visit Hope After Loss.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

The WIC program offers many great nutrition services including:

  • Help putting healthy food on your table for your family
  • One-on-one diet advice from a nutrition professionally
  • Breastfeeding support and information
  • Support from other moms with young children

WIC is available to infants and children under the age of five. Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding a child under the age of one, and women who have had a baby in the past six months may also be eligible.

To find out if you may be eligible for WIC, click here to use the WIC Prescreening Tool.

Learn more about WIC programs and how to enroll.

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