Get ready for baby

Welcome!

Congratulations! This is an exciting time for you and Driscoll Health Plan (DHP) has many services available to help you through your pregnancy. Our goal is to educate and ensure that expecting moms and families are ready for the new addition in their lives. The Cadena de Madres program provides free educational baby shower classes to ensure baby is not born too early. Moms who attend will learn how to keep a healthy pregnancy from the first trimester to delivery. 

DHP moms-to-be can also receive the following services, at no cost:

  • Home visits
  • Birthing classes
  • Parenting classes
  • Social Work support

  • Case management
  • Lactation consultations
  • Nutritional help
  • Access to Maternal Fetal Medicine


Member Services

For those DHP Members who have high-risk pregnancies that need help from our nurses, or for more information about our baby showers, please call: 1 (877) 324-7543

DHP offers our Pregnant Members the following Value-Added Services:

STAR MEMBERS:

Dental Care for Pregnant Women 21 years of age and older

  • Up to $500 in dental services for Pregnant Members. Includes dental exam, x-rays, teeth cleanings, and gum treatment.

Gifts for Completing Checkups

  • $25 gift card/incentive for Pregnant Members who get a Prenatal Checkup within the first trimester or 42 days of joining DHP.
  • $25 gift card/incentive for Members who get a Post-Partum Checkup within 21-56 days after delivery.

Extra help for Pregnant Women

  • $100 gift card/incentive for Pregnant Members who attend a Cadena de Madres educational baby shower.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who attend a Parenting Class.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who have a Home Visit.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for completing a Pregnancy Health Risk Assessment.
  • Birthing classes, nutrition and breastfeeding help.
  • One year of grocery delivery service for High-Risk Pregnant Members.

STAR KIDS MEMBERS:

Gifts for Completing Checkups

  • $25 gift card/incentive for Pregnant Members who get a Prenatal Checkup during the first trimester or within 42 days of joining DHP.
  • $25 gift card/incentive for Members who get a Post-Partum Checkup within 21-56 days after delivery.

Extra help for Pregnant Women

  • $100 gift card/incentive for Pregnant Members who attend a Cadena de Madres educational baby shower.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who attend a Parenting Class.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who have a Home Visit.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for completing a Pregnancy Health Risk Assessment.
  • Birthing classes, nutrition and breastfeeding help.
  • One year of grocery delivery service for High-Risk Pregnant Members.

CHIP MEMBERS:

Gifts for Completing Checkups

  • $25 gift card/incentive for Pregnant Members who get a Prenatal Checkup during the first trimester or within 42 days of joining DHP.
  • $25 gift card/incentive for Members who get a Post-Partum Checkup within 21-56 days after delivery.

Extra Help for Pregnant Women

  • $100 gift card/incentive for Pregnant members who attend a Cadena de Madres educational baby shower.
  • Members can get help to learn about breastfeeding and nutrition.
  • Birthing classes for Pregnant Members at certain sites.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who attend a Parenting Class.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for new moms who have a Home Visit.
  • $20 gift card/incentive for completing a Pregnancy Health Risk Assessment.
  • One year of grocery delivery service for High-Risk Pregnant Members.

Moms-to-be and their guests are invited to attend a baby shower. They are fun and a great place to learn more about keeping moms and babies healthy. Baby showers are offered in different locations at different times of the day. Baby showers may also be offered in Spanish. For any questions, please call Member Services.

Moms-to-be will:

  • Learn about eating healthy and breastfeeding.
  • Learn how smoking, alcohol, and drugs affect moms and their babies.
  • Learn what to look for if there are problems in your pregnancy. This includes knowing the signs of early labor and when to get help.
  • Learn about some of the things you can expect during labor and delivery.
  • Get healthy snacks or light meals.
  • Play fun games with prizes for the baby.

New moms who receive a DHP Home Visit within 30 days after delivery will receive a $20 gift card/incentive.*
For more information and to schedule a DHP Home Visit, please 
click here.

*Restrictions and limitations may apply.

Birthing Classes

Nueces Service Area

Hidalgo Service Area


Driscoll Health Plan members who have given birth within the last 90 days are eligible to attend one of our Parenting Classes. All eligible members who attend a Parenting Class will receive a $20* gift card/incentive.

Please bring your Driscoll Health Plan ID card. Baby does not need to be present. 

We kindly ask that all participants please arrive on time.

For more information, call 1 (877) 324-7543.

Driscoll Health Plan is making changes to keep our members and staff safe. For this reason, there will be no community parenting classes until further notice. Instead, our team will be providing virtual parenting classes.

Please call us at 1-877-324-7543, before your baby turns 90 days old, so our team can schedule you for a virtual parenting class. A reservation is required at least 2 days prior to the virtual class date. A Health Education Specialist will register you and provide you with a Zoom link.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Medicaid

WIC provides a supplemental nutrition program to get the services, support, and inspiration they need to eat right, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully and raise amazing kids. WIC-eligible Texans include: pregnant women, new moms, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Those receiving Medicaid usually qualify. To contact WIC, please call: 1-800-942-3678

WIC’s benefits include:

  • Access to delicious and healthy food
  • Nutrition counseling with nutritionists and dietitians
  • Breastfeeding counseling with International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)
  • Referrals to other services that could make a difference in their lives

 

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Learn more at https://www.text4baby.org.

 

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Learn more at http://www.cdc.gov/preconception

 

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What do I do to make sure my baby is covered after I deliver?

  • Call 2-1-1 to choose a Medicaid plan for your baby so they will have their own insurance coverage.