Even with the best medical care and relationship with your health care provider, serious and ongoing health problems can be overwhelming. Your health care provider isn’t the only person who can help you navigate a health condition, though, and as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) member, you have the chance to work with a nurse care manager specialized in maternity care.
Your nurse care manager can be a major source of guidance and support through the many months of pregnancy.
What is a nurse care manager?
Nurse care managers are registered nurses who are specially trained to help expectant mothers manage serious or ongoing health conditions during pregnancy by offering support and advice. They can help with everything from understanding a diagnosis to teaching lifestyle changes and self-care skills for treating and managing that condition. Nurse care managers can help with education about a condition, preparation for doctor’s appointments, and figuring out the treatment plan that’s right for you.
BCBSTX nurse care managers can also offer support for these conditions and more:
- Gestational Diabetes
- Gestational Hypertension
- Multiple Pregnancy
- Placenta Previa
- Short Cervix
A nurse care manager can be a major source of guidance and support through the many months of pregnancy. Typically, nurse care managers reach out to members directly, by telephone or letter, to offer their help. This often happens after a doctor’s appointment or hospital stay. But if you feel like you could benefit from the support of a nurse care manager now, please call (888) 421-7781.