Use our Blue Distinction Centers for your maternity needs!

 If you’re expecting, take advantage of Blue Distinction® – our group of hand-selected healthcare facilities – and get more effective, affordable care for you and your baby.

What are Blue Distinction Centers?

-    Medical facilities with higher quality care (like reduced hospital readmissions and reduced medical complications)
-    Plus, lower out-of-pocket costs

We’ve worked with doctors and medical organizations to come up with nationally consistent and evidence-based quality criteria. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care have met these high standards for quality care.

What does this mean for you and your family?

You can choose the facility that meets your maternity needs with confidence!



Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (2229) to 511411 (or BEBE (2323) in Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby's date of birth. This program is offered at no additional charge through certain cell phone carriers. You can also register online at

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Looking for an obstetrician or specialist? With our Find a Doctor & Estimate Costs program, you can get current information on health care professionals and facilities in any Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts network; our listings are updated weekly.


Prenatal Information

 Maternity Appointment Guidelines

 Prenatal Visits Record

 Birth Plan
A birth plan helps you consider your options for labor and birth process.

 Questions for your Baby's Potential Doctor

 Emergency and Safety Information

 Reimbursement for Childbirth Classes


 Baby Shopping Checklist

 What to Pack for the Hospital

Post Labor

 Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet

 Immunizations Schedule
Vaccines help protect your child from many diseases that can cause serious health problems.

 Choosing Out-of-Home Child Care

Dental Health

 Enhanced Dental Benefit Enrollment Form


 Genetic Testing