Cadena de Madres

Baby Showers

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.

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.

Driscoll Health Plan (DHP) moms-to-be can also receive the following services, free of charge:

  • Diet and nutritional help
  • Breastfeeding help
  • Social Work help

This program is free to DHP pregnant women enrolled under STAR and CHIP and/or residing in the following counties:

Nueces Service Area

  • Aransas
  • Bee
  • Brooks
  • Jim Wells
  • Kleberg
  • Nueces
  • Refugio
  • San Patricio
  • Victoria

Hidalgo Service Area

  • Cameron
  • Hidalgo
  • Jim Hogg
  • Starr
  • Willacy
  • Webb
  • Zapata

Home Visits

New STAR and CHIP moms who receive a DHP home visit within 30 days after delivery will receive a $20 gift card/incentive.* For more information, click here.

*Restrictions and limitations may apply.

Birthing Classes

Nueces Service Area

Hidalgo Service Area

Cadena de Madres Contacts

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

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.

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

For more information about parenting and birthing classes, read about services offered by STAR, CHIP, and CHIP Perinatal.

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