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Healthy Pregnancy Program

Pregnancy is a special time in a women’s life. It is important to see your doctor as soon as you know you are pregnant and to get prenatal care. Prenatal care is the care you get while you are pregnant. Going to all your prenatal visits helps to ensure you and your baby are healthy.

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It is also important to get help while you are pregnant. L.A. Care’s Healthy Pregnancy Program helps new Medi-Cal mothers learn about the importance of getting care before and after the baby is born. During the program, you will get prenatal materials at each stage of your pregnancy on topics such as:

  • Planning a healthy pregnancy
  • Nutrition
  • Caring for yourself after giving birth
  • Breastfeeding

Prenatal materials are available in English and Spanish. For materials in your language or in another format, call Member Services at 1-888-839-9909 or TTY 711. 

L.A. Care’s Healthy Pregnancy Program can help you give your baby the best start in life.
Our Health Education Advocate can help you schedule your first prenatal visit with your doctor.
If you need help to schedule this visit, call 1-213-694-1250 Ext. 4408. 

If L.A. Care schedules and confirms you went to your first prenatal visit during the first 3 months of pregnancy, you will get a onesie.

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What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that happens after a baby is born.  Postpartum depression is more serious than the “baby blues” and can make it hard for a woman to care for herself and her baby. 

Need to talk to someone? Call 1-877-344-2858 / TTY 711 or 1-800-735-2929