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Healthy Expectations During Pregnancy

Healthy Expectations is an AvMed program designed to give extra support, assistance and contact to Members during high-risk pregnancies.

Program Features

Our goal is to help you every step of the way and ensure the best outcomes for you and your new baby. Along with your
doctor we provide:

• Personlized education
• Help with medications or home health services
• Care coordination with OB team
• A program with no cost to join

Enroll in Healthy Expectations

Contact AvMed Case Management as soon as your doctor has confirmed your high-risk pregnancy: 800-972-8633, Option 2

AvMed Case Management

Healthy Expectations is just one type of case management AvMed offers. We are ready with added help for any Members dealing with complex or rare medical conditions. Find out how the program works and if you qualify.

Case Management

Pregnancy Do’s And Dont’s

DO'S

  • Get early and regular prenatal care
  • Take a multivitamin or prenatal vitamin
  • Get a flu shot
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods
  • Get plenty of sleep and moderate physical activity
  • Ask your doctor before stopping any medicines or starting any new medicines

DON'T

  • Smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs
  • Get x-rays
  • Eat fish with lots of mercury, including swordfish, king mackerel, shark and tilefish

Healthy Expectations FAQ

Know When to Call a Doctor

Sometimes physical changes can be signs of a problem. Call your doctor or midwife as soon as you can if you:

  • Are bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina
  • Have sudden or severe swelling in the face, hands, or fingers
  • Get severe or long-lasting headaches
  • Have discomfort, pain, or cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Have a fever or chills
  • Are vomiting or have persistent nausea
  • Feel discomfort, pain, or burning with urinationz
  • Have problems seeing or blurred vision
  • Feel dizzy
  • Suspect your baby is moving less than normal after 28 weeks of pregnancy (If you count less than 10 movements within two hours).
  • Have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

Pregnancy Articles

Through our partner HealthyRoads, AvMed offers pregnancy-related articles that can help you on your journey.

to access articles, log in to the Member Portal.