L.A. Care Maternity Care Resources

L.A. Care offers its members resources to help them with their well-being. Please contact the following phone numbers or click on the links below for more information.  

Nurse Advice Line

You can talk to a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling L.A. Care Health Plan Nurse Advice Line at 1.800.249.3619 (TTY 711)

MyHIM™ Wellness Portal

Access a personalized health and wellness site on L.A. Care’s MyHIM™. Must be 18 or older to register 

  • Click on Member Sign In
  • Create an L.A. Care Connect account
  • Click the My Health In Motion tab

Mental Health

If you need to be referred to a mental health provider you can contact Carelon Behavioral Health at 1.877.344.2858 (for TTY dial 711 or 1.800.735.2929). Visit the Carelon web page for information about the “baby blues” and postpartum depression. 

Weight Management Program

The Weight Management program addresses various lifestyle components that can be modified to reach someone’s weight goal. This six- month program focuses on developing healthy habits to get to a healthy weight in a healthy manner. If you are interested, please contact the Health Education department at 1.855.856.6943 (TTY 711).


Other Resources

Resources outside of L.A. Care are also available to the community. Below you will find reading materials and flyers to keep you and your family healthy. If a phone number or link is available, please contact the organization or click on the link for next steps. 

AAIMM No-Cost Doula Services 
Avoiding an Unnecessary C-Section | Spanish
Developmental Milestones | Spanish
Quit Smoking While You’re Pregnant | Spanish
South L.A. Health Program (SLAHP) WIC – SPA 6

Home Visitation Programs

Free home visitation programs are available for L.A. County residents. Home visiting programs give parents tips and tools to make it easier for them to have a happy and healthy family. 

Please visit L.A. County's eDirectory to get support from a local home visiting program. (Funded by First 5 LA and managed by Los Angeles County Perinatal & Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium and LA Best Babies Network)

The Welcome Baby program helps parents to learn about their new role as a mom or dad, insurance coverage, nutrition, breastfeeding, family violence, maternal depression, or improving home safety. The program is offered in selected hospitals around L.A. County. Please visit First 5 LA to see a list of participating hospitals and to connect with them.

Love, Dad is a home visitation program for fathers and their young children. They focus on building a father-child attachment, reducing paternal stress, and support co-parenting. Visit Love, Dad for more info. (Community Partners)

Resources for Families

LA Best Babies Network offers resources for persons who are pregnant or for those who have a baby or toddler.  

March of Dimes offers resources and materials for your pregnancy journey. They offer reading materials about topics such as planning for a baby, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, parenthood, miscarriage, loss, and grief. Please visit the March of Dimes website for more info. 

My Birth Matters is a website to help pregnant people of all backgrounds learn more about their birthing options. 

Black Infants & Families Los Angeles offer support groups for black fathers/parents/partners.

L.A. County Department of Public Health - African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Doula Program provides access to perinatal support while addressing the disproportionately high rates of Black/African American infant and maternal deaths countywide. To check eligibility and for more information, please visit the Black Infants and Families website.

Mental Health & Grief and Loss

It can be a difficult time during and after pregnancy or when experiencing a devastating loss. The following resources can help with mental health and loss and grief: 

The National Maternal Health Hotline is a 24/7 free and confidential hotline for pregnant and new parents. You can call or text to speak to a counselor at 1.833.852.6262 (TTY users dial 711 and then 1.833.852.6262). 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support. You can text or call 988. 

L.A. County Grief Support Resources provides resources and support groups near you.