Pregnancy Care

Prenatal Care

Finding out that you are pregnant can be a special and exciting time. Molina Healthcare would like to help you take care of yourself and your baby.

During your pregnancy, it is important for you to see your health care provider regularly. During a prenatal care visit, your health care provider will monitor how you are feeling, and how your baby is growing. They can answer any questions or concerns you may have about your pregnancy.

Keep the following appointments with your provider:





1-12 weeks

  • See your provider as soon as you think you are pregnant.


12-28 weeks

  • See your provider every four weeks.


28 weeks-Delivery

  • See your provider every two to three weeks during weeks 28-36 of pregnancy.
  • See your provider every week from 36 weeks until delivery.


After Birth

  • See your provider 7 to 84 days after you have your baby. Schedule this appointment as soon as your baby is born.


High-Risk Pregnancy
A high-risk pregnancy can cause problems for you and your developing baby, and often requires care from specially trained providers.

One or more of the following health conditions can put you at high-risk:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • An infection, like hepatitis C or HIV
  • Periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay
  • Being younger than 17 or older than 35
  • Being pregnant with more than one baby
  • A history of three or more miscarriages, or other problems with past pregnancies

To learn more on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy, click here.



Pregnancy Management Program
We have a team of nurses and social workers ready to serve you. They are called Care Managers. To receive support for a high-risk pregnancy, please call 1- (844) 809-8438, TTY/TDD 711

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Services for Moms and Kids
WIC is a nutrition program for women, infants, and children.
WIC offers the following at no cost to you:

  • Health foods and baby formulas
  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Referrals to immunization (shots) services, and other health screenings
  • Referrals to health care and community services

Medicaid members who qualify for WIC include:

  • Pregnant women
  • New and breastfeeding mothers
  • Infants and children under age 5

To find a WIC clinic near you:

Maternity Rewards and Services
Did you know? Molina Healthcare gives Medicaid members rewards for postpartum and prenatal care visits. For more information, click here

If you need non-emergency transportation to a provider, clinic, hospital, therapy or behavioral health appointment, please contact MTM at 1- (888) 597-1206, TTY/TDD: 711 or call Member Services at 1- (844) 809-8438, TTY/TDD: 711.

Postpartum Care
As a new birthing parent, it is important for you to see your health care provider within 7 to 84 days after having your baby. Your health care provider will check how you are feeling and healing after delivery, as well as answer any questions you may have.

During a postpartum visit, your health care provider will:

  • Check your weight and blood pressure
  • Examine the breasts, abdomen and perineal or C-section incision/wound
  • Screen for depression and anxiety
  • Discuss potential birth control options

If at any time you are experiencing chest pain, trouble breathing, heavy bleeding, high fever, severe headache, or extreme pain, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Breastfeeding gives your baby important nutrients for a healthy start to life. Breastfeeding can also be a way for you and your baby to bond. Other benefits of breastfeeding include:

  • No cost for formula
  • It can help you lose weight
  • It can keep your baby healthy by:
  • Protecting them against common childhood infections
  • Improving their brain development
  • Relieving teething pain
  • Reducing their risk of some allergic diseases, asthma, obesity, and type 2 diabetes

If you choose not to or are unable to breastfeed due to medical conditions such as: hypoplasia (limited breast tissue), breast-infection, newborn losing weight, low thyroid, your baby has milk intolerance due to a genetic disorder such as galactosemia or phenylketonuria, etc., there are many alternative forms to feed your baby, such as:

  • Formula
  • Supplement nursing system
  • Human donor milk programs

Ask your provider if any of these options would be a good fit for you and your baby.

After your baby arrives, there is a lot to think about. To learn about how to help keep you and your baby safe and healthy, click here

Immunizations (shots) protect your baby from harmful diseases and infection. It is important for your baby to get their immunizations on time.

Immunizations do not cause autism. For more information about vaccine safety, click here

For more information on the recommended immunizations schedule according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here