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Passport has a special program for pregnant women called Mommy Steps. Mommy Steps will help you take 3 important steps in your pregnancy.

3 Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy:

  1. Regular doctor visits.
  2. Healthy eating.
  3. Making good choices.

When you join Mommy Steps, Mommy Steps educator is here to work with you during your pregnancy to help you and your baby get the right care.

Mommy Steps can answer questions about:

  • Your pregnancy.
  • Transportation to appointments and childbirth education classes.
  • Clothes, food and other things you and your baby need.
  • Nutrition and vitamins.
  • Caring for and feeding your newborn.
  • Dealing with the stress of being pregnant.
  • Getting help with a smoking, alcohol or drug a problem.
  • WIC program (which provides you with food vouchers).
  • Things that could be harmful to your unborn baby.
  • Community resources and services you may need.

To talk to someone about the Mommy Steps program, please call 1-877-903-0082. If you have a high risk pregnancy, a nurse educator is here to work with you one-on-one.

Passport Benefits For Your Newborn

If you want your baby to receive Passport benefits right away, do the following as soon as possible:

  • First, you must call the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) to report the birth of your baby.  If you receive Social Security income, you must apply with DCBS to get benefits for your baby. You must do this as soon as possible. If not, your baby may not be enrolled or get benefits.
  • Second, you need to call Member Services to tell them about the birth. You will also need to pick a doctor for your baby.

Member Services will need to know:

  • Your baby’s full name
  • If your baby is a boy or a girl
  • Your baby’s date of birth
  • Your mailing address
  • Your phone number
  • Your baby’s doctor

After Your Baby Is Born

If you had a normal delivery, call your OB provider and make an appointment 4 to 6 weeks after your baby is born. If you had a C-section (cesarean) or any problems, make an appointment within the 1st or 2nd week after your baby is born for an incision check. You will also need a postpartum visit in 4 to 6 weeks. These postpartum visits are very important because your OB provider can make sure your body is healing.

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