You have a little, nagging question—at 3:00 a.m. Wouldn't it be great to talk to a nurse right away and get the answer?

The Special Beginnings® Maternity Management program provides a nurse advice line. You can call any time, toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide prenatal education, help find resources and offer our support to help you have a healthy pregnancy and ultimately a healthy, full-term baby. When you enroll, we ask that you complete a maternity health assessment. This helps us determine your specific needs and allows us to support your needs. You'll receive newsletters throughout your pregnancy that contain helpful information.

Many members' benefits include Special Beginnings at no additional cost.
To see if you are eligible, please call 1 (888) JOY-BABY during business hours (1-888-569-2229).

All members can use the Pregnancy Health Center, which is available through You can also share your pregnancy story (or your "getting or wanting to get pregnant story") and read others' stories about taking charge of their health.

When to enroll

We encourage you to enroll early in your first trimester to get the most out of the program, but you may enroll any time up until your delivery.

How to enroll

Attn: Special Beginnings MS 56H
P.O. Box 12625
Salem, OR 97309-9984
Fax: 1 (800) 584-0689

Additional information

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March of Dimes

Childbirth Connection