Behavioral Health Conditions

Maternal Mental Health

Maternal mental health may encompass preexisting psychiatric disorders or mental health challenges that emerge during pregnancy. There are numerous biological, psychological, and social factors that may influence the mental health of mothers-to-be. Early screening, identification, and treatment of mental health problems in pregnant women is paramount for the health and safety of the mother and her baby.

Maven Maternity Program

Blue Shield of California offers support to moms-to-be and their partners during and after pregnancy through the Maven Maternity Program.

Services include:

  • On-demand virtual appointments with Maven OB-GYNs, lactation consultants, doulas, mental health specialists, nutritionists, career coaches, and more
  • Assigned care advocate to help navigate health plan benefits and providers, and find in-person care
  • Educational resources

If you are caring for a Blue Shield member who could benefit from these services, encourage them to enroll in Blue Shield’s Maven Maternity Program.

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