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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 baby
  • Help you make prenatal appointments
  • Arrange for home health care if your doctor requests it
  • Help you set up doctor visits after your baby is born
  • Assist you with transportation to help you keep appointments
  • 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:

Local Resources

  • Food stamps
  • Baby items
  • Prenatal classes
  • Child care
  • Support groups


  • You, Your Doctor and the Health Care System
  • Choosing a doctor
  • Being a patient
  • When to go to the emergency room
  • Hospitals


  • Nutrition, Weight and Well-Being
  • The right foods to eat
  • Your weight
  • WIC
  • Breastfeeding


  • Fitness
  • Benefits of physical fitness
  • The right exercises


  • Sexual Health
  • What pregnant women need to know about
  • sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Family planning


  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs


  • Domestic Violence
  • 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.



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    Pregnant?

    AmeriChoice has a maternity management program called Healthy First Steps. This program can help guide you through your pregnancy. We will even help you get ready to bring your new baby home.

    To make it easier for members to ask general questions or get information about the program, we have created a new email box. You can send an email and ask someone to give you a call. The email address is HFSTN@uhc.com.