TriWest Healthcare Alliance
PHOENIX — Nearly 4 million women give birth in the U.S. every year, and almost a third of them will suffer pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prenatal care not only helps ensure those complications are caught early and treated, but also can help prevent premature births.
To support proper prenatal care and help women deliver healthy babies, TriWest Healthcare Alliance is now offering a new resource for military families who are expecting.
Pregnancy and Parenting Portal
A Pregnancy and Parenting Portal connects military families to helpful information for various stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest portal offers information on Tricare coverage and locating a nearby military clinic.
The portal includes the following:
•Before pregnancy tips to get ready for being pregnant;
•New baby and child care resources for well-baby care, safety, emergency care, stages of development;
•During pregnancy information to keep both mom and baby healthy during pregnancy;
•Tools for new dads about what to expect during the pregnancy and keeping involved;
•After delivery resources to help keep you and your baby healthy and safe; and
•Information about Tricare benefits for adoptions, as well as military adoption resources.
In addition to educating families on the importance of prenatal care, the portal provides access to resources for early childhood development, creating a safe and hazard-free environment and well-baby care.
“This can be a very happy, busy and possibly emotional time for a military family,” said Dr. Frank Maguire, senior vice president of Health Care Services and chief medical officer of TriWest. “The Pregnancy and Parenting Portal was developed to help educate families on the importance of prenatal care, as well as smooth the transition of welcoming a new child into the world.”
TriWest Pregnancy Information
The pregnancy and parenting portal is located at www.triwest.com/pregnancy.