Valley Health Plan’s (VHP) Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Program
Welcome to VHPs Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Program! We know that being a mom and mom-to-be comes with joy and challenges. At VHP, we care and value the health and wellness of all our moms, so we have designed this program to support you during this important time.
What is Maternal Mental Health?
Maternal mental health refers to the emotional well-being of moms during pregnancy and after giving birth. It is normal to experience a range of feelings during this time, like happiness, excitement, and sometimes stress or sadness. The program goal is to help all moms cope with these emotions and provide support and education.
Why is Maternal Mental Health Important?
Being a mom can be rewarding and overwhelming, and taking care of your mental health is important. When moms feel good emotionally, it benefits them, their babies, and their families. The program is here to help you stay strong and positive as you navigate motherhood.
What does the Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Program Offer?
The program gives you the tools to get healthy and stay healthy. As part of the program, we offer to all our moms the following resources.
1. Support: a safe space for you to express your feelings and concerns. We provide access to trained professionals experienced in maternal mental health. They listen, offer guidance, and connect you to resources to help you navigate this important stage of life.
2. Education: easy-to-read materials to help you learn more about maternal mental health, self-care, and coping skills.
3. Referral: to connect you with local mental health professionals, therapists, or support services specializing in maternal mental health. We want to ensure every mom can access the appropriate care and resources to address their needs.
How do I Join the VHP Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Program?
If you are a VHP member, you are eligible to enroll at no cost to you. If you are not a VHP member, contact VHPs Member Services team to join today!
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. With VHPs Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness Program, we are here to support you on your health journey. To learn more about the program or if you want to get started right away, please call us at 669.220.5235, and press 2 for Case Management. Staff members are here between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (PST) Monday through Friday. You can also contact us by email at [email protected]. For TTY, contact the California Relay at 1-800-735-2929 (Dial 711)