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Special Beginnings®

We understand how important it is to take care of yourself and your growing baby. That's why we are pleased to offer Special Beginnings, a confidential maternity program designed to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy.

Expectant mothers receive the support they need from early pregnancy until 6 weeks after delivery, including:

  • Pregnancy risk factor identification and ongoing communication/monitoring
  • Education material covering pregnancy and infant care topics, including a comprehensive educational book
  • Personal telephone contact with program staff
  • Assistance in managing high-risk conditions, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia
  • Access to an online resource with maternity tools, articles and information

Getting Started Is Easy

Call toll-free 1-888-421-7781, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT.

You will then be contacted by phone or mail to complete a confidential questionnaire, which asks about your medical and obstetric history, your current pregnancy and information about your lifestyle that could affect your baby. The information you provide allows us to determine your risk level and assign an appropriate level of ongoing communication and monitoring by program staff.

The first step to having a healthy baby is getting prenatal care, so be sure to enroll in the program as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

Special Beginnings is not a substitute for professional medical guidance. Regular visits are important for your care. With your consent, the information we receive from you is shared with your physician to better coordinate your care. Be sure to discuss any health concerns with your physician.