Welcome to Your 4th Trimester

We refer to this time as your 4th Trimester because of the continuation of growth and change for you and your baby. This is a special time for you and your family. This can also be a busy and stressful time. This page will keep things simple for you and serve as a reminder of somethings that need to be done and the help available to you. You can call, text or email us with any questions you may have.

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  • Go to your post-partum check-up with your doctor to make sure you are healing well
    • This appointment is also for post-partum depression and contraceptives if desired
    • You’ll get a $25 gift card for going to this visit within 21-56 days of delivery
  • Driscoll Health Plan covers breast pumps
    • You can order online at aeroflowbreastpumps.com or breastpumpdepot.com
    • You can also get a Rx from your doctor and pick up a breast pump at a local supplier
  • If you have questions about breastfeeding or pumping, we have a Board Certified Lactation Consultant available to you. Please call Member Services.
  • You will have 6 months of Medicaid coverage following your delivery
    • You can see a regular PCP, any necessary specialists, and access mental health services

Your body, hormones and family have gone through big changes over the past few months. They will continue to change and adjust as you heal and grow. Be forgiving of yourself. Rest when you can. Ask for help if you need it. Talk to your doctor about any concerns.

  • Take your baby to their newborn checkups. These are important to make sure your baby is healthy and developing well.
    • You’ll get gift cards for taking your baby to these visits, see our Extra Benefits page for more info
  • Know when to take your baby to the ER and when to go the regular doctor.
    • We’ve put together some common baby concerns to help you with what to do. See the baby FAQ’s below
  • Driscoll Health Plan offers a parenting class with information on sleep safety, bathing, swaddling and more
  • Driscoll Health Plan also offers a car seat safety class called Kids in Safety Seats (KISS)


Caring for a baby is a lot of work. We’re here to help in any way we can.

  • Your friends and family want to help. It may be hard for you to accept help when it’s offered to you. We encourage you to use your village to relieve the stress and get rest during this time.
  • Family and friends often think they are helping when they show up and hold the new baby. This is helpful, but when they ask if you need help don’t be afraid to mention the dishes, the laundry, the trash, the groceries that they can also help with. Every mom needs a hand.
  • Also, your family is experiencing changes as well.
    • Siblings are sharing their mom with someone new, dads are adjusting too.

It’s important for everyone to have the chance to talk about their feelings and work together to make the transition easier.

If your family has any needs that can be helped with community resources, you can contact us to help get you connected. Check out the Assessments section below and complete the SDOH assessment, a member of our team will contact you to assist.

Here are some extra benefits and services offered only to Driscoll Health Plan members. These are for newly delivered moms and babies. For a list of all of our extra benefits, see our full page here (link to VAS page)

  • $20 Gift Card for getting 4 on-time newborn checkups completed
  • $25 Gift Card for attending your Post-Partum checkup 21-56 days after delivery
  • $60 Gift Card for over-the-counter products (qualifying age 6-15 months)
  • $20 Gift Card for new moms who attend a Parenting Class
  • $20 Gift Card for new moms who have a Home Visit
  • Nutrition and Breastfeeding help

If you have any questions or need help accessing our Extra Benefits, please call, text or email us and we’ll be happy to help you out.

We’ve put together some Frequently Asked Questions and answers that will hopefully help you out. You can call, text or email us if you have any other questions.

  • What do I do if my baby has a fever?
  • Should I take my baby to the ER?
  • How do I change my Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
  • I don’t have a car; can I get a ride to the doctor’s office?
  • What if I get a bill?
  • What do I do if I lost my/my baby’s Member ID card?
  • What if my baby’s prescription medicine isn’t covered?