Healthy Pregnancies

No matter where you are in your pregnancy journey, lean on us to help you get the care you and your baby need.

As our member, you’ll get a special maternity program, a network of pregnancy doctors, and the advice and support you want. You can even earn up to $100 in gift cards when you complete some important exams. The details are here. But if we can help you in any way, please email or call us.

CaringStart® — A maternity program offering one-on-one support and advice

With CaringStart, pregnancy experts are ready to help. Our nurses are specially trained in taking care of moms-to-be. You may also talk with social workers and other staff. They’ll all give you one-on-one help and advice that fits your needs.

  • A review of your health history to spot any issues
  • Health tips by phone, text and email
  • A plan of care based on what you and your doctor tell us about your needs
  • Helping you, your doctor and your other health care providers work together
  • Connecting you to agencies that provide other services
  • Special help if you’re at high risk for an early delivery or you’re having problems

This program doesn’t take the place of your doctor’s advice, but it’s another resource to help you deliver a healthy baby. We’re available to every expectant member.

Are you pregnant and haven’t heard from us yet? Give us a call at 1-888-416-3025, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

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Your Newborn’s Coverage

Your baby will need his or her own health care coverage before leaving the hospital. So you’ll want to start the process as soon as possible after you give birth.

To find a health plan for your baby:

  1. Call TennCare Connect at 1-855-259-0701 and tell them your baby has arrived.
  2. Someone at the hospital will help you fill out papers for your baby’s Social Security number.
  3. Later, when your baby’s Social Security card arrives in the mail, call TennCare Connect again.

Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Visits.

We can’t stress enough how important it is to see your pregnancy care provider regularly while you’re pregnant. These prenatal visits can help ensure the health of your baby and you.

How often you need to visit depends on your age, health and how your pregnancy is going. Follow your provider’s advice. Here’s the schedule of prenatal care for most moms-to-be:

First three months: At least one visit that will include a full physical exam, screenings and tests

Get a $50 gift card to buybuy BABY® after your first prenatal visit. Print the form you’ll need to take to your doctor.

Second three months: One visit a month with some tests as needed

Final three months: Every two weeks from week 30 to 36, then least every week until you give birth.

We’re happy to schedule your prenatal visits with your provider. Call or email Customer Service.

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You Also Need Care After Your Baby Arrives

We understand - it’s all about the baby when you come home. Your little one takes over your heart and your time. But taking care of you is important, too.

Call your provider right away if you have problems, including heavy bleeding or signs of infection. Even if you’re feeling great, your provider will want to see you 21 to 56 days after you give birth. This visit is a great time to discuss how you’re healing and how you’re coping with new motherhood.

Get a $50 gift card to buybuy BABY® after your FREE new mom checkup. Print the form you’ll need to take to your doctor.

It’s natural to feel a little down – something that’s called the “baby blues.” Don’t be too hard on yourself. But if you can’t shake the sadness, have no energy or feel hopeless, you could have a serious condition called postpartum depression. Tell your provider and ask for help. Your health plan covers behavioral health care for this condition.

We can help, too. We have a special maternity program. We also provide One-on-One Help for behavioral health problems.

We know you’re busy with your new baby. So we’ll be glad to set up your postnatal visit with your provider. Call or email Customer Service.


Text4baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, provided by the Voxiva Corporation, an independent company that does not provide BlueCare Tennessee branded products and services.

Buy Buy Baby, Inc. is an independent company that does not provide BlueCare Tennessee branded products or services. buybuy BABY® is a registered trademark of Buy Buy Baby, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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