About Healthy First Steps
At AmeriChoice, we want you to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. We want you and your baby to get all the care you both need.
That’s why we have Healthy First Steps®. It is a special program for you—and your baby. Healthy First Steps will help you learn how to take care of yourself and your baby. You’ll learn what is best for both of you, before and after your baby is born.
Healthy First Steps Services
Our Healthy First Steps staff of nurses, social
workers and health educators will work with
you and your doctor to make your pregnancy
healthier and easier. They can:
- Help you find a doctor for yourself and your
- Help you make prenatal appointments
- Arrange for home health care if your doctor
- Help you set up doctor visits after your baby
- Assist you with transportation to help you
- Order any special supplies that your doctor
requests for you and your baby
- Stay in touch with you and your doctor in
case you have any health care problems
With Healthy First Steps, you will learn what to expect when you see your doctor. You will also learn how to
take care of your changing body. Just call 1-800-599-5985.
Here are some
of the things we will help you learn about:
You, Your Doctor and the Health Care System
Choosing a doctor
Being a patient
When to go to the emergency room
Nutrition, Weight and Well-Being
The right foods to eat
Benefits of physical fitness
The right exercises
What pregnant women need to know about
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
HIV counseling and testing
Alcohol and tobacco
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
How to get help if you or your children don't feel safe (We have special staff who can help
you get safe housing and support).
Let Healthy First Steps Help You
If you are pregnant, or are thinking of getting
pregnant, make sure you and your baby get the
health care you need. To learn more about Healthy
First Steps, call us toll-free at 1-800-599-5985.