Contact us to learn more about the UPMC Health Plan maternity program and get connected to a health coach who can help you throughout your pregnancy.
Many of our members have spoken to maternity coaches about:
- Vaginal births versus C-sections.
- Premature birth and the ways to reduce the chances of having one.
- Managing chronic conditions while pregnant, such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure or asthma.
- Making healthy lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, becoming more physically active, or reducing stress.
- Creating a birth plan.
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Baby basics like clothing, diapers, and crib safety.
- Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression.
- Transitioning back to work.
Please call your maternity health coach to learn more about the UPMC Health Plan maternity program and see if you may be eligible for a complimentary care package.
You can call us at 1-866-778-6073 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ask for a maternity health coach. TTY users should call 711 toll-free. Or you can chat now with a maternity health coach by logging in to MyHealth OnLine.
You can also contact a Maternity Coach by emailing Maternitycoaches@upmc.edu and setting up a phone call based on your availability.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I have a doctor. What does the maternity health coach do?
Your maternity health coach is great resource that helps add to your overall experience. They can spend time chatting about questions or concerns. They may have some additional time to talk through topics that you didn’t get to cover at your doctor appointment. Your maternity coach will work with your doctor and keep him or her in the loop, but only if you give them permission.
What experience does a maternity health coach have?
All are RNs – many with years of hospital or practice experience. Many have additional certifications in obstetrics, maternal/newborn nursing, or breastfeeding education. They all are passionate about bringing new life into the world. Our maternity coaches would love to work with you!
What’s the cost?
As a UPMC Health Plan member, there is no cost to speak with a maternity coach. You can speak with them as often as you like.
I’m not sure I have time to talk every week, is that ok? How often do I need to talk to a coach?
Because the maternity health coaches are here to meet your needs, you can determine the frequency that you connect. You can schedule a weekly call or before or after a doctor appointment. Or you can call when you have topics that you want to discuss.