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Maternity Services

Whether you’re just starting to think about having a baby or you’ve recently delivered a baby, we’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find tips for every stage of your pregnancy journey. You can spend less time navigating your health plan and more time focusing on what’s most important: the new addition to your family.

0 to 12 weeks

Thinking about having a baby?

  • Learn how to sign up for our free Maternity Care Management Services program powered by ProgenyHealth.  The program will help you before you are pregnant, during your pregnancy and after delivery.
  • A Maternity 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 Health™ to track progress. The app is available in the Apple and Google Play app stores:
  • 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 ways to stay healthy while trying to have a baby.

Just had a positive pregnancy test?

  • Congratulations!
  • 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.
  • 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 if you're pregnant, you're eligible for an expanded 9-call program, with 4 coaching sessions, 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.


Please call us as soon as you discover you are pregnant in order to maximize the support available to you. Pregnant women need to start seeing a doctor within the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. You may see any of our OBs or OB/GYNs without a referral from your family 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 HAP Empowered’s network.

Schedule an appointment with our OB-GYN to confirm your pregnancy and establish a plan of care.

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 by qualified nurses or social workers to provide education and support for your pregnancy and newborn care. See below for more information
  • Checking in with you after delivery to make sure everyone is doing well
  • Ongoing education, and support through the Ovia Health™ mobile application

Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIHP)

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

MIHP will:

  • Visit you during and after your pregnancy to answer your questions and 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 resources
  • 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.

Quitting smoking

If you smoke, try quitting. Check out HAP’s Tobacco Cessation program 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 if you're pregnant, you're eligible for an expanded 9-call coaching sessions 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. This line is available 24 hours 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.

13 to 27 weeks

  • Talk to your doctor about your birth plan.
  • If you need specialized services talk to your doctor. HAP Empowered covers a 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.
  • HAP Empowered has frequent events for pregnant moms and babies. We’ll call you or text you to let you know when the next one is. We hope to see you there!
  • Call ProgenyHealth at (855) 231-4730 (TTY: 711) if you have any questions.


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.

After delivery

Newborn Enrollment

Call your caseworker at the state as soon as you can if you have a baby. You can find their number on any letter you may receive from the state. Your caseworker will sign 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.

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. On 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 MIHP provider about these services. You can also contact your local health department.
  • Your doctor 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 for options.

Children’s Health

Children change a lot as they grow. They should see their doctor or 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. Babies have to see their doctor at these ages:

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

You do not need a referral for your child to see a pediatrician for routine preventative care and well-child visits. Your child needs to have a developmental screening done by their doctor once a year up to age three.

Your child needs 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.

Start your pregnancy with our Maternity Services program today!

It’s easy to enroll and is at no cost to you!

Join other women and families that are already benefitting from the Maternity Services program

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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

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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.