UnitedHealthcare’s Community Baby Showers and Baby Blocks Help Moms Build Healthy Futures

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A UnitedHealthcare volunteer provides information to a mom-to-be at a recent community baby shower in Houston.

More than 8 percent of infants in Texas weigh less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, putting them in the lowest birth weight category, according to America’s Health Rankings.

Recognizing the importance of prenatal and infant care in Texas, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (UHC) hosts baby showers for expectant moms and new parents throughout the state. The showers aim to educate moms-to-be about how crucial physician visits are in building a healthy future for their child.

Additionally, UHC offers members Baby Blocks, a free online program that incentivizes healthy pre and postnatal care. Baby Blocks provides rewards for high quality care during the member’s pregnancy and first two years of the child’s life. Each milestone and physician appointment— from program enrollment to a baby’s final visit—merits new rewards, including gift cards and maternity-related items such as teething rings, diaper bags and thermometers. Program members also receive alerts and updates from their maternity care team via text message or email.

UHC has hosted baby showers across Texas, including in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. For a schedule of future events and to enroll in Baby Blocks, visit UHCBabyBlocks.com.