What to expect when you're expecting: Blue Cross' Guide for Soon-To-Be Parents
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BOSTON, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting a family is a pivotal time in one's life.  To help with this important step, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts(Blue Cross) has compiled a list of resources for its pregnant and soon-to-be pregnant members through its online portal, Living Healthy Babies.

"Finding out you are expecting can be a time of both overwhelming joy, but also great anxiety," said Jane Williams, MD, MPH, Medical Director at Blue Cross. "We want to make sure all our pregnant and soon to be pregnant members have the tools they need to guide them throughout this this phase of their life."

Pre-Pregnancy Tips

  • Have a pre-pregnancy exam, which can help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Eat healthy. Nutrition is a vital part of preparing for pregnancy. Factors such as a woman's weight compared with her height play an important role in a mother's health.
  • Predict your cycle. When a person is attempting to have a baby, fertile times become an important factor.

Tips for soon to be parents

For more information about our resources, visit Living Healthy Babies.  

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (www.bluecrossma.com) is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are the trusted health plan for more than 31,500 Massachusetts employers and are committed to working with others in a spirit of shared responsibility to make quality health care affordable. Consistent with our corporate promise to always put our 2.8 million members first, we are rated among the nation's best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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