PERINATAL AND BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION
We want you to have a healthy pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby. Our Health Education Department gives you information and resources to help you
- While you are trying to get pregnant
- During your pregnancy
- After your baby is born
I'm having a baby – what do I do?
- English (PDF, 77 KB)
- Spanish (PDF, 77 KB)
- Chinese (PDF, 597 KB)
- Armenian (PDF, 271 KB)
- Farsi (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Khmer (PDF, 189 KB)
- Korean (PDF, 547 KB)
- Russian (PDF, 151 KB)
- Tagalog (PDF, 102 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF, 234 KB)
Breastfeeding your baby
Breastfeeding resource directory
Are you a new mom or mom-to-be?
We offer a free mobile app that can help guide you through your pregnancy. It also helps with the first two years of your baby’s life. The app is called DueDatePlusbyBSCPromise. It is available to Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal members in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties in English and Spanish.
How to use it
You can use DueDatePlusbyBSCPromise to look up symptoms and issues you may have during pregnancy. You can view ultrasound videos, set reminders, and find local resources. The app has tips for new parents and developmental milestones for babies. The app sends daily affirmations to help you stay positive. You can add your partner and family members so they can follow along on their own mobile device. By downloading DueDatePlusbyBSCPromise and entering your member ID, you may qualify for a member incentive.
How to download the app
If you're on your mobile device, download the app by clicking on the app store link:
To download the app, you can also:
- Look for DueDatePlusbyBSCPromise by searching “Blue Shield Promise” in the App Stores.
- Or, on your mobile phone text “baby” to (844) 694-0024 (Los Angeles and San Diego) for a link to download the app.
If you have questions about the app or how to download it, please call us and ask for the Health Education Department. You can reach us at these numbers:
Los Angeles: (800) 605-2556 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
San Diego: (855) 699-5557 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
You may also qualify for assistance from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). It is a government program that can help you get healthy food for yourself and your baby. WIC offers breastfeeding support, too. Ask your doctor or midwife how to sign up for this no-cost program or learn more about WIC online. You can also call California WIC toll-free at (888) 942-9675.
Nurse Advice Line
Connect to a registered nurse who will listen to your health problem.
Talk to a board-certified doctor 24/7/365 over the phone or video chat.
Behavioral and mental health services
Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal provides mental health and substance use disorder services through primary care physicians (PCPs), licensed behavioral health providers, and county providers and agencies.
Find a provider
Use our online tool to find a provider in your area or download a provider directory.