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Special Delivery Health Education Program

Optional Benefit for Expectant Mothers


For eligible members, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to help you obtain information and coverage options that will assist you in having a healthy baby. We offer the free Special Delivery prenatal-care program as an additional benefit to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield regardless of their pregnancy-risk status.

Special Delivery employs three strategies — education, assessment and coverage options — to educate the expectant mother in the prevention of preterm births secondary to high-risk prenatal conditions.

The Special Delivery program is designed to encourage the mother-to-be to actively participate in obtaining comprehensive prenatal care.

For Moms-To-Be

The program and its staff are dedicated to the good health of all mothers and their babies. Once registered, each expectant mom will receive educational material to encourage good health practices during pregnancy, including materials to increase her awareness of symptoms that may signal preterm labor.

Once enrolled, the member is assigned an OB nurse who specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies and will speak with the same nurse throughout her pregnancy to promote continuity of care.

Health-Care Resource List

This comprehensive list of telephone numbers and website addresses should help members who are pregnant locate community resources, health education classes and other sources of information on pregnancy and prevention of preterm birth.

How To Enroll

Enrollment in the program is available to all expectant mothers but is not automatic. Once members find out they are pregnant, they can call or visit the website to enroll.

Online enrollment is available through My Blueprint, our member self-service center.

We hope that by encouraging women to participate in this free program, we can make every delivery a "Special Delivery."

For More Information:
Call: 1-800-742-6457
Email: Specialdelivery@arkbluecross.com

Healthy Babies, Healthy Business

In response to a national crisis of premature births, The March of Dimes has created a website that companies can promote directly from their own company Intranet, website, or Extranet. Healthy Babies, Healthy Business provides companies with educational material related to pregnancy and newborn health. By giving employees access to "HBHB" through the Intranet, you can educate them about having healthy babies. My 9 Months is the preconception and prenatal information program offered through March of Dimes.

NOTE: No member should ever rely on any advice or information from the Special Delivery nurse as a substitute for the advice of her own physician. The Special Delivery program is not a substitute for the health-care services and advice of her physician and does not assume responsibility for her medical care or advice. It is intended solely to provide general education as well as assistance in accessing health-plan benefits related to her pregnancy. You should always consult your own physician and follow his or her advice and direction with respect to all aspects of your or your child's medical care.

More Useful Information

Visit the Mother Hood page for more articles for moms and moms-to-be. Here you will find useful articles, tips and hints. You can also find Mother Hood on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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