After Pregnancy

The Georgia State Medicaid Plan postpartum coverage is 12 months long. This will allow new moms to have care such as:

  • Family planning
  • Pregnancy services
  • Gynecological services
  •  Self-referrals to women’s health specialists in the network

Congratulations, Mom. Meeting your baby is one of the happiest times in a woman’s life. It also  has new challenges. It is vital to rest and take care of yourself. You need to recover from delivery and take care of your baby.  Here are some steps.

Go to your postpartum visit.

 Set up a visit with your OB 3-6 weeks after  having your baby. They will make sure you are recovering  and see how you are  feeling. They will also answer questions and  help with any needs you might have.

Need help getting to your postpartum visit?  We offer free rides to and from all provider visits.  Call us at 1-855-202-0729(TTY: 711)  two business days before your visit.

Birth control

Studies show that it is best to wait at least 18 months between pregnancies. This lowers the risk of health-related issues. Talk to your doctor.

Start breastfeeding.

If  you can, start nursing within an hour of your baby’s birth. Babies tend to be alert in the first few hours of life, so breastfeeding right away takes advantage of this natural wakefulness. After this, newborns will sleep for most of the next 24 hours. At that point, it might be harder to get your baby to latch on.

Not able to breastfeed  routinely? You can get a free breast pump through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. If you’re having issues, such as milk supply or sore nipples, the WIC Program may also offer free services.

You can also get a free breast pump through Ameda Direct or Aeroflow at no cost to you.

  • Aeroflow: 1-844-867-9890
  • Ameda Direct: 1-877-791-0064

Have other questions about how to properly breastfeed your newborn?


Learn the basics of baby care.

Learn the basics of caring for your newborn through the KidsHealth Newborn Center. Get tips about childbirth, breastfeeding, changing a diaper, bonding with your baby and  more. Find more baby care tips.

Set up well-baby and immunization visits.

During the first couple years, your baby will need to get shots and screenings (like lead screenings). Well-baby visits  also make sure they are healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an easy-to-follow chart of immunizations needed from birth to 15 months.

Share this chart with your baby’s pediatrician to check which shots are needed for your baby You’ll be able to earn rewards for taking your child to their well-baby visits.

Need help getting to your child’s well-baby visits? We’re here for you. CareSource offers free rides to and from all provider visits.  Call us at 1-855-202-0729 (TTY: 711) 48 hours before your visit. We will arrange a ride to and from your visit.

After Pregnancy Info

Questions? Maternal Care Team  1-833-230-2034 (TTY: 711).