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.
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 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 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.
The ABC's of Safe Sleep (Video)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Pregnancy
Depression During and After Pregnancy