Mom's GEMS Prenatal Program
Support for a Healthy Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant, congratulations! This is an exciting time as you prepare to welcome a new life into the world. It’s also a very important time to take care of your health, so you can be sure that you give your baby a great start at life. Horizon NJ Health has a program that can help.
Horizon NJ Health created Mom’s GEMS to ensure that expecting members get proper prenatal care and education on how to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. GEMS stands for “Getting Early Maternity Services.”
GEMS Care Management offers guidance through your pregnancy, including:
Routine visits with an Ob/GynAn obstetrician/gynecologist (Ob/Gyn) is a medical doctor who cares for women while they are pregnant and during and after childbirth.
Access to specialistsor other doctors who can care for you during your pregnancy if you need them, including dentists.
Care managersare available to answer your questions.
TransportationMembers have access to transportation to medical appointments by calling LogistiCare at 1-866-527-9933 (TTY 1-866-288-3133).
Nutrition adviceLearn about the importance of healthy decisions and how they improve your own well-being and your developing baby’s future.
Breastfeeding helpBreastfeeding is the healthiest choice for your baby. Call the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program toll free at 1-800-328-3838 (TTY 711) to connect to your local WIC office to speak with a lactation specialist.
Health care for your baby during his or her first 60 daysTo make sure your baby continues to get care, call your County Board of Social Services as soon as possible, no later than 30 days after your baby’s birth, to enroll your baby in an NJ FamilyCare plan.
The sooner you sign up for Mom’s GEMS, the better your chance of having a healthier baby. Call the Horizon NJ Health Mom’s GEMS Prenatal Program toll free at 1-800-682-9094 (TTY 711) and ask for the Mom’s GEMS Care Manager. You can also visit Member Online Services to sign up.
The BabyGEMS app helps you track your pregnancy at every stage. The app gives you information about milestones, pregnancy symptoms, common questions and answers, birth plans, and more. Download BabyGEMS from the App Store or Google Play for free.