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Health Net Stresses
A healthy pregnancy starts before a woman is pregnant.
Health Net is marking this global commemoration by helping to increase awareness regarding the importance of preconception health for women planning to become mothers.
"The first step toward having a healthy baby is for the future mom herself to be healthy before conception occurs," says Jonathan Scheff, M.D., chief medical officer for Health Net, Inc. "That's why Health Net is stressing the crucial role that preconception health plays for women who are actively planning a pregnancy, or who intend to become pregnant in the next few years."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), preconception care can improve birth outcomes, including reducing the number of babies born prematurely or who have low birth weights.
With an eye toward increasing the odds of having a healthy baby, the CDC recommends the following preconception steps:
"As soon as a woman knows she's pregnant," said Scheff, "the next important step is to make her first prenatal appointment. How women take care of themselves during pregnancy also is important to their health and the health of their baby."
One step that pregnant women can take is both free and simple, and that's why Health Net is working to increase awareness of an innovative program called text4baby. Spearheaded by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby delivers health information during pregnancy – and throughout a baby's first year – via personalized text messages based on a pregnant woman's due date or her baby's date of birth. Messages focus on a variety of critical health topics, including immunizations, nutrition, mental health, oral health and safe sleep. Text4baby also connects participating women to prenatal and infant-care services.
Health Net was the first health plan in California to partner with text4baby and provide statewide outreach, starting in 2010. The company also was one of the first text4baby health plan partners in Arizona and Oregon. Anyone can sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. For additional information about the program, visit http://www.text4baby.org.
Medical Advice Disclaimer
The information provided is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for professional medical care. Always seek the advice of your physician or other health provider for any questions you may have regarding your medical condition and follow your health care provider's instructions.
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