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Whether you’re just starting to think about expanding your family or you’ve recently delivered a baby, we’re here to help.
Here, you’ll find tips for every stage of your journey so you can spend less time navigating your health plan and more time focusing on what’s most important: the new addition to your family.

Planning for pregnancy and first trimester

0 to 12 weeks

Thinking about having a baby?

  • Sign up for our Maternity Care Management Services program powered by ProgenyHealth that will help you before you are pregnant, during your pregnancy and after delivery at no additional cost to you.
  • A Nurse Case Manager is there anytime to help with support, education and doctor visits. They will also help find maternity items not covered by your plan.
  • Download ProgenyHealth’s  Pregnancy Mobile App powered by Ovia Healthto track progress, and contact your Case Manager with questions that come up.
  • Find an OB-GYN in the area. An obstetrician, also known as an OB-GYN, specializes in pregnancy, labor and birth. Make an appointment to talk about your medical history and recommendations to help you stay healthy while trying to conceive.
  • Just had a positive pregnancy test?
  • Congratulations! Now’s the time to get familiar with the details of your health plan. Log in and click “My Benefits” to view your plan details. Next, download your Summary of Benefits and Coverage to see what you’ll pay for covered services from prenatal appointments through delivery.
  • Schedule an appointment with your OB-GYN to confirm your pregnancy and establish a plan of care. Ask about what vitamins, foods and exercises they recommend. If you don’t already have an OB-GYN, use our provider search tool to find one in your area.
  • Get to know our health care cost estimator and how it can help you plan your budget for the year ahead.
  • If you smoke, try quitting. Check out HAP’s Tobacco Cessation programs to help. As a HAP Empowered member, you have access to a program that will help you quit smoking. This program is offered through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, and includes 4 coaching sessions over the phone to help you create and maintain quitting goals.
  • And if you're pregnant, you're eligible for an expanded 9-call program, a dedicated female coach, and tailored educational materials.
  • Click here or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) to learn more about resources to help you quit smoking. The Quitline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

Congratulations!

Please call us as soon as you discover you are pregnant in order to maximize the support and benefits

available to you. Pregnant women need to start care within the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. You may see any of our OBs or OB/GYNs without a referral from your doctor. If you don’t already have an OB-GYN you can also use provider search tool to find one in your area.  Contact us and a member of our team will work with your doctor to make sure you can keep receiving care if your OB or OB/GYN is not in health plan’s network.

Schedule an appointment with our OB-GYN to confirm your pregnancy and establish a plan of care. Ask about what vitamins, foods, and exercises they recommend.

HAP Empowered’s Maternity Management program powered by ProgenyHealth can make sure you have a healthy pregnancy by:

  • Connecting you with an OB or OB/GYN
  • Providing reminders for prenatal and postpartum visits, and assisting with scheduling if needed
  • Conducting maternity-specific assessments with you in order to ensure you are receiving the care you need
  • Educating you on benefits available to you while pregnant, including dental services
  • Connecting you to nurses or behavioral health services if needed
  • Referring you to a Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) that is close to you. MIHPs offer in home visits to provide education about pregnancy and newborn care. See below for more info
  • Checking in with you after delivery to make sure everyone is doing well
  • Digital engagement, ongoing education, and support through the Ovia Health™ enterprise mobile application

Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIHP)

MIHP supports healthy pregnancies and healthy infants. It is open to all Medicaid-eligible pregnant women. It also serves infants with Medicaid.

MIHP will:

  • Visit you during and after your pregnancy to help you take care of yourself and your baby
  • Nurses who visit will teach about pregnancy, labor and delivery. They also teach you how to care for your baby
  • Social workers will help with housing, baby supplies and other support
  • Dietitians will teach about eating healthy during pregnancy. They also teach you how to feed your baby
  • Connect you to parenting classes
  • Refer you to local community services, if needed
  • Refer you to childbirth classes close by
  • Help you with transportation to services, if needed

If you have questions about MIHP, please contact ProgenyHealth at (855) 231-4730.

If you smoke, try quitting. Check out HAP’s Tobacco Cessation programs to help:

  • As a HAP Empowered member, you have access to a program that will help you quit smoking. This program is offered through the Michigan Tobacco Quitline and includes 4 coaching sessions over the phone to help you create and maintain quitting goals.
  • And if you're pregnant, you're eligible for an expanded 9-call program, a dedicated female coach, and tailored educational materials.
  • Click here or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) to learn more about resources to help you quit smoking. The Quitline is available 24hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

If you have additional questions about smoking cessation as it relates to pregnancy, please contact ProgenyHealth at (855) 231-4730.

Second trimester

13 to 27 weeks

  • Talk to your doctor about your birth plan.
  • If you need specialized services talk to your doctor. HAP Empowered covers number of specialized services that you and your baby may need. Keep all your OB-GYN and MIHP appointments.
  • Ask your doctor if you can go to the dentist.  You are covered for dental services during pregnancy so if your doctor says it is OK to go make an appointment to see a dentist. Use our provider directory to find one close to you.
  • We may call you or text you to let you know of upcoming HAP Empowered events for pregnant moms and babies.  We hope to see you there!
  • Call ProgenyHealth at (855) 231-4730 (TTY: 711) if you have any questions.

 

Third trimester

28 weeks to delivery

HAP Empowered covers breast pumps, supplies and other breastfeeding support.  You can also call Customer Service at the number on the back of your ID card to find out the best way to order a pump.

Choose a pediatrician (baby’s doctor) for your baby. It’s helpful to establish a relationship with your baby’s doctor before you deliver. They‘ll also want to know at the hospital who your little one will see after you’re discharged. Use our provider search tool to find the best doctor to help you manage your baby’s care.

Postpartum and beyond

After delivery

Newborn Enrollment

Call your caseworker at the state as soon as you can if you have a baby. Your caseworker will add your baby to your case. This starts the process of signing your baby up for healthcare services. Call your caseworker to change your records if your name changes.

Your baby is covered by HAP Empowered Health Plan at the time of birth for 30 days. You can also choose HAP Empowered as your baby’s plan following that time. Call us and tell us when you give birth.

We will give your baby an ID card if you call us and give us information on:

  • The day you gave birth
  • Your baby’s name
  • Your baby’s Medicaid ID number that you get from your caseworker

Call HAP Empowered Customer Service at (888) 654-2200 if you need help choosing a doctor for your baby.

Your baby should see the doctor one to two weeks after birth or sometimes sooner.

And you will need postpartum care after your baby is born. You should see your doctor three to six weeks after your baby is born to check on your recovery. At this visit, your doctor will:

  • Help you choose the best birth control
  • Help you find a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program near you. You may be able to get free formula, milk and food from WIC. Talk to your doctor or local health department about these services
  • He or she will ask how you’re feeling physically and emotionally, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Look for signs of postpartum depression. If you think you need help managing your symptoms, contact your doctor or HAP Empowered at [email protected] for options.

Children’s Health

Children change a lot as they grow. They should see their pediatrician to check their growth, even if they are healthy. This is known as a well-child visit. Well-child visits are a good time for you to ask questions about your child’s health and how it can be better.

Each well-child visit includes:

  • Health history
  • Physical exam
  • Shots (if needed)
  • Height, weight and BMI monitoring
  • Developmental assessment
  • Information on things like nutrition and physical activity to keep your child healthy

Babies from birth through 15 months need at least six well-child visits. These visits often are at these ages:

  • 3-5 days
  • 2 months
  • 9 months
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 12 months
  • 1 month
  • 6 months
  • 15 months

Children can see a pediatrician for routine preventative care and well-child visits without a referral. Children up to three years old are recommended to have a developmental screening done with their pediatrician once a year.

It’s also important for your child to get a blood lead test before age two. Lead poisoning can happen even if you do not live in an older home. Lead can be found in playgrounds and other toys. Have your child tested for lead poisoning.

More than health insurance: programs and services to help you have a healthy pregnancy. 

Get the most out of your membership. You can: 

  • Treat yourself: Get a discount on everything from massages to meal delivery services through our HAP Member Discounts program.
  • See a doctor from the comfort of home: Can’t make it to the doctor for a minor illness or injury? Use HAP's Telehealth services to talk to a doctor online 24/7.
  • Get informed: Check out our maternity blog series for helpful articles from pregnancy to parenthood.

Need help? We have options.

For questions about pregnancy care and coverage, call HAP Empowered Customer Service at (888) 654-2200 or email [email protected]

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HAP Empowered Health Plan, Inc., a Michigan Medicaid Health Plan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Alliance Plan of Michigan (HAP). It is a Michigan nonprofit, taxable corporation.

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