The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Special Beginnings®* maternity program is designed to help BCBSTX members and their babies get off to a healthy start by providing education materials and support, pregnancy risk factor identification, ongoing communication/monitoring and access to an online resource center. Members are supported from early pregnancy through six weeks after delivery.
Once a member enrolls in the program and completes a confidential questionnaire, they will receive a comprehensive educational book covering a multitude of pregnancy and infant care related topics.
Program staff in our Health Care Management Division will schedule follow up calls with the member before and after delivery to:
Identify any risk factors that might adversely affect the pregnancy
Determine progress in self-management techniques
Provide education on prenatal, postpartum and newborn care
Reinforce the physician’s treatment plan
Help manage high-risk conditions such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia
Offer assistance on how to access other pregnancy-related resources
Access to an online resource with maternity tools, articles and information