Mommy Steps Program
Passport has a special program for pregnant women called Mommy Steps. Mommy Steps will help you take 3 important steps inyour pregnancy.
3 Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy:
- Regular doctor visits.
- Healthy eating.
- Making good choices.
When you join Mommy Steps, a registered nurse is here to work with you during your pregnancy. A Mommy Steps nurse can 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 an alcohol or drug problem.
- WIC program (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 registered nurse 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 tell your Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) caseworker that you have had a 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 primary care provider (PCP) 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 PCP
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. You will also need a visit in 4 to 6 weeks. These postpartum visits are very important because your OB provider can make sure your body is healing.
Care During Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, you should get care from an OB provider that is signed up with Passport. Call an OB provider and make an appointment as soon as you know you are pregnant.
How soon you will get an OB appointment
You can expect to see your OB provider for an appointment in:
- The first 3 months of pregnancy - your visit will be scheduled within 14 days after you ask for it.
- 3 and 6 months of pregnancy - your visits will be scheduled within 7 days after you ask for them.
- The last 3 months of your pregnancy - your visits will be scheduled within 3 days after you ask for them.
If you would like a list of all the pregnancy services, see “What to Expect from Your OB Provider During Pregnancy” in the back pocket of this Handbook. You can also find it here on Passport’s website.