Moms and Kids
Start Smart for Your Baby® (Start Smart) is a Bridgeway program for women who are pregnant and for moms who have just had a baby. The program helps members take care of themselves and their babies throughout the pregnancy and newborn period. Educational information is given by mail, telephone and through our website www.startsmartforyourbaby.com. In addition, Start Smart staff answers questions and gives support to members both over the phone and in person. There is even a way to earn rewards just for going to the doctor.
We want to make sure our pregnant members and their babies grow healthy and stay healthy!
Our Start Smart staff can answer questions and give support if a mom or mom-to-be is having a problem. Home visits can also be arranged if needed. There is even a way for women to earn rewards for going to the doctor.
Bridgeway can help women pick a doctor and a hospital for care and delivery of a baby after he or she is born. We can also:
- Remind women of prenatal visits.
- Assist with transportation to and from doctor visits.
- Provide a list of places in the community that may be able to help women get items they might need during pregnancy and after the baby is born, such as:
- Housing or clothing
- Provide information about how to eat healthy. We will provide information about WIC (Women’s, Infants and Children’s Program) services to help women get the foods they need while pregnant, and after the baby is born.