Pregnancy and Postpartum

Every pregnancy is special and each pregnancy is different. Getting prenatal care as early as possible improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Receiving postpartum care after childbirth is just as crucial for a woman to make sure she is healing properly and gets the help she needs to care for herself and her baby.


IEHP has programs that offer support for our pregnant members throughout their pregnancy and after.

Becoming A Mom

A free perinatal class series that focuses on various topics related to healthy pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care.


There are 10 topics offered. Each class is one hour long.


  • Prenatal Care
    In this class participants will learn about the importance of getting early and regular prenatal care.
  • Eating Healthy during Pregnancy
    This class focuses on healthy eating during pregnancy and will help you learn what foods you need to avoid or limit.
  • Stress During Pregnancy
    In this class, we will discuss the importance of reducing stress and being active during your pregnancy.
  • Things to Avoid during Pregnancy
    This class will explain how smoking, alcohol, street drugs and abusing prescription drugs during pregnancy can harm a baby.
  • The Big Day: Labor and Birth
    This class focuses on some things you can do to prepare for your labor and birth.
  • Breastfeeding Basics
    This class covers basic breastfeeding information such as, proper latch, nursing holds, and feeding cues.
  • Postpartum Care
    This class will go over some emotional and physical changes that are common after childbirth.
  • Caring for Your Baby
    This class covers topics that will help you keep your baby safe and healthy such as, car safety, check-ups, screenings, and safe sleep.
  • The Well Child Journey
    This class covers child development and the Well-Child visit schedule to make sure your child stays on track to a healthy future!


Check out Upcoming Events to see the next class dates, times, and location. Type “Becoming a Mom” in Search.

IEHP Members can login to your Member Account to sign up. Contact us if you have any questions.

Baby-N-Me App

Baby in me

This is a free app for IEHP members who are pregnant or have a baby under 2 years old. On this app pregnant members can get up-to-date information about their growing baby like ultrasound videos, get handy tools like a weight gain calculator, complete a survey that screens for postpartum depression, set appointment reminders and much more! 


Parents of a baby under 2 years old can get parenting tips and advice, age-adapted information about their baby’s growth, feeding patterns, and tools to track diaper changes, growth and vaccines. 


You can download this app for free through iTunes or Google Play


Loving Support

Loving Support is committed to helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. The Helpline offers advice, referrals to mom support groups and support and encouragement to get breastfeeding off to a good start. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) also offer guidance, pumping strategies and tips for returning to work/school or are pumping for their premature babies. Call Loving Support with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the first year and beyond. You can contact the Loving Support 24/7 Helpline at 1-888-451-2499/951-358-7212. The staff speaks English and Spanish.


Breaking Maternal Mental Health Stigma - One Mom at a Time

Immediately after childbirth, most women experience “baby blues,” which can include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping – all very normal, but short-lived symptoms. However, postpartum depression is more severe and long-lasting, usually requiring treatment from a mental health professional.

For millions of new moms, like Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) member Gerti, motherhood – and all the challenges it brings – can be overwhelming.

After the birth of her daughter, Gerti struggled with her mental health and recognized she needed help. 

Thankfully, she knew exactly where to turn. 

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