If a member chooses to enroll in HumanaBeginnings, a personal maternity nurse conducts an initial health assessment of the member by telephone. The nurse works with the member via scheduled phone calls throughout her enrollment in the program to provide education and support, to facilitate services and to refer her to additional resources as needed. The resources may include prenatal classes and support for breastfeeding, multiple births and bereavement.
All expectant moms who enroll receive individualized support. Educational focuses include:
- Healthy habits during pregnancy
- Fetal development
- Changes to expect during each phase of pregnancy
- Importance of avoiding early delivery
- Preterm labor risk factors, prevention and symptoms
- What to expect during labor
Members at risk for early delivery may be eligible for coverage of 17P (hydroxyprogesterone) injections and/or Humana’s 17P Pregnancy Support Program. Members should call the number on the back of their ID card to determine eligibility.
After delivery, nurses call new moms to answer questions and screen for postpartum depression.