Healthy Pregnancy Program

Healthy Pregnancy Program

Rewarding a Lifestyle Commitment that promotes a Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Childbirth Experience

The YourChoice Healthy Pregnancy Program provides pregnant members with the opportunity to attend child birth classes for partial reimbursement and receive one-on-one support to promote a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth experience.

Eligible Participants

Pregnant Manatee County Government employees and spouses/dependents currently enrolled in the YourChoice Health Plan are eligible for participation in these programs.

Child Birth Classes Benefit

  • Receive reimbursement up to $100 for the cost of attended child birth classes.
  • Refer to the Childbirth Education Classes handout provided in the Healthy Pregnancy Program Packet.
  • Submit page 2 of the Healthy Pregnancy Form and the signed Prepared Childbirth Education Classes form with Receipts of Payment within 30 days of 6-week postpartum doctor visit.

Healthy Pregnancy Program 

To encourage a Healthy Pregnancy it is recommended that you follow the steps below:

  • Complete all scheduled pre-natal office visits per physician’s orders.
  • Be compliant in taking pre-natal vitamins as prescribed by your physician.
  • Complete a Nutrition Advocate Consultation. 1 visit per trimester preferred. Visits include discussion of essential nutrients during pregnancy, tips for healthy eating before and after pregnancy, necessary pregnancy weight gain and healthy weight loss after birth.
  • If diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes or have existing diabetes contact the YourChoice Diabetes Educator for guidance.
  • Complete an Exercise Consultation. 1 visit per trimester preferred. The Fitness Advocate will help you modify your workout for each trimester and learn stretches to alleviate back pain and prepare your body for labor.
  • Meet with a Mental Health Advocate. The LAMP Advocate will discuss mental health resources and what to expect postpartum.
  • If a tobacco user, participate in one of the YourChoice Tobacco Cessation Program options.
How to get started
As soon as you know you are pregnant, contact Allison Minardi at 941.748.4501 x3667 or to get started!

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