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Staying Healthy

Postpartum Care Tips

Mother and infant child

Being a new mom isn't easy

Remember… only a healthy mother can have a healthy baby.

Eat Healthy

Maintain a balanced diet. It will help you stay healthy and active so that you can care for your baby.

Ask for Help

Babies are a lot of work. Don't be afraid to ask family and friends to help out as you adjust to life with a new baby.

Talk to Your Provider

Your provider is there to help you during this time of change. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns that you have with your provider – both about your health and the health of your baby.

Update Your Information

Be sure to let your health insurance company know when your baby is born. If you are a Medicaid consumer, it is especially important to contact your caseworker as soon as you find out you are pregnant and as soon as you give birth, so that your baby can be added to your health care coverage.

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