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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

SCFHP cares about you and your baby! That's why we created the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program to connect Medi-Cal members to more community resources and support.

SCFHP members who are currently pregnant are invited to attend SCFHP's virtual baby shower. The baby shower is a fun event to learn more about keeping you and your baby healthy. You can register for the virtual baby shower that best fits your schedule on our Events page.

Learn about:

  • SCFHP plan benefits, like prenatal class, breast pumps, and transportation
  • Preventing problems during pregnancy
  • What to expect at your prenatal and postpartum visits
  • Newborn care and safety
  • Community resources
  • And more!

You may qualify for rewards:

  • Complete a first trimester visit between weeks 1-12 of your pregnancy AND attend SCFHP’s virtual baby shower to receive a baby co-sleeper.
  • Complete a postpartum visit between 7-84 days after delivery and receive a $40 gift card.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions below.

*Kaiser members do not qualify. If you’re a KP member, visit kp.org for rewards opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in this program?

I don't have access to Zoom. Can I still participate?

In order to participate in SCFHP’s virtual baby shower, we ask that you access the Zoom link that will be emailed to you after we receive your enrollment form. However, if you are unable to access, you can also dial-in using your phone.

What is the enrollment form and why is it required?

The Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Enrollment Form is required for all expecting mothers that participate in the virtual baby shower. This form will need to be filled out and signed by your OB/GYN. In addition, you will need to attach medical records from your first prenatal visit and postpartum visit in order to receive your reward.

How can I get a breast pump?

You can ask your doctor to write you a prescription for a breast pump. A breast pump is a durable medical equipment and requires your doctor to order it from the vendor directly. This may require prior authorization.

For more information about prior authorization and durable medical equipment, see Section 4 of your Member Handbook or call Customer Service at 1-800-260-2055, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY users should call 711.

I need transportation to my appointment.

SCFHP can help you get to your scheduled medical appointments at no cost to you. Follow these steps to request transportation:

  1. Login to the mySCFHP member portal.
  2. Use the Request a Taxi form to submit your request. Be sure to submit your request at least three (3) business days before your scheduled medical appointment. This gives SCFHP Customer Service time to arrange your transportation.
  3. SCFHP Customer Service will contact you with more information.

Or call SCFHP Customer Service to request transportation. Call 1-800-260-2055, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY users should call 711.

What if I have other questions?

Call SCFHP Customer Service and ask for Health Education. Call 1-800-260-2055, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY users should call 711.

Resources

CLASSES

SCFHP Health Education – SCFHP offers a variety of health education classes at no cost to members. Classes may include prenatal, parenting, childhood obesity prevention, and more!

St. Louise Regional Classes in Gilroy – St. Louise offers classes to help new parents feel confident and reassured through their pregnancy journey. For more information on classes, please call 1-408-848-8663.

Healthier Kids Foundation works with community-based organizations to provide health screenings, provide assistance with health insurance coverage, and provide healthy lifestyle education to parents and caregivers.

NUTRITION

El Camino Hospital Drop-In Breastfeeding Support Group – El Camino Hospital offers a weekly, no-cost support group lead by Certified Lactation Consultant for new mothers. No registration required. Search for “Drop-In Breastfeeding Support Group.”

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Lactation Group – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center offers a weekly, no-cost support group lead by Certified Lactation Specialist for new mothers. No appointment needed. Group meets weekly at Valley Health Center Bascom. See the flyer here.

Breastfeeding Support Groups and Resources in Santa Clara County

La Leche League of Northern California – breastfeeding support group lead by parents who have nursed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International. Leaders can help parents and parents-to-be with questions or concerns about nursing their infants/toddlers.

Santa Clara County Breastfeeding Support - the county offers resources to residents to support breastfeeding.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) – WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, mothers of infants, and infants and young children to eat well, be active, and stay healthy.

MENTAL HEALTH/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT/POSTPARTUM​

Maternal Mental Health Collaborative – a central resource page by Santa Clara County for postpartum-related mood disorders, including baby blues, postpartum depression, and more.​

Supporting Mamas – Information, resources, and support for expecting families and postpartum-related mood disorders in South Bay.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – For the latest information about vaccines and immunizations, including a recommended vaccine schedule from birth to six years

GENERAL

Birthright of San Jose – offers emotional support to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Services may include free pregnancy test, community resources, maternity and baby clothes, rental assistance, information on prenatal care and development, pregnancy, abortion, parenting, and adoption.

First 5 Santa Clara County – Free programs, services, and activities for families with children from birth to age five. Sign up for a free First 5 New Parenting Kit! ​

My Birth Matters - a website that helps pregnant women learn more about their birthing options.

March of Dimes – a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. They are committed to preventing birth defects and infant death. They achieve their mission through education, advocacy, and research aimed at prenatal health, genetics, and birth defects.

Pregnancy and Whooping Cough - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all women receive a Tdap vaccine during the 27th through 36th week of each pregnancy. The Tdap vaccine helps protect your baby against whooping cough in the first months of life. For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

San Jose Heritage Home - a structured program that provides housing, meals, clothes, strollers, car seats, and diapers. The program also provides mentorship, education, parenting classes, AA meetings, career workshops, and more.

Santa Clara County Pregnancy and Parenting Referral Line - provides resources and referrals for reproductive health, family planning, pregnancy, birth defects, infants, children, and teens.

Text4Baby – A free service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Text BABY to 511411 to get free messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.

The Gabriel Project – serves pregnant women who need emotional, spiritual, or material support. Services include locating services and resources for mom and baby, taking you to doctor’s appointments, providing necessary items for your baby, listening to your concerns, and more.

What to Expect – program offers must-have information, support, and community for every step of the parenting journey, from preconception and pregnancy to the early years and beyond.

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