Pregnancy & Parenting

As your family grows and changes throughout the years, turn to Quartz for the tools and information you need at every age and every life stage.
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Pregnancy Planning

Planning a Pregnancy?

Before you get pregnant, take care of yourself first to give your baby a healthy start.

  • Get a checkup. See your doctor or nurse and make sure you are healthy.
  • Take vitamin B. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects. Start taking a multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid every day.
  • Go nicotine-free and tobacco-free. Our resources can help you kick the habit.
  • Be alcohol-free. Choose from many classes and programs to help you stop using alcohol.

Get Ready to Thrive!

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Once you get the good news you’re expecting, check out our Thrive mobile app. Thrive gives you extra support during your pregnancy journey and makes your life easier, day by day. Plus, it’s fun!

From your mobile device, download Thrive by Quartz. Or, search Thrive by Quartz in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Then, turn to Thrive to take advantage of:

  • Weekly checklists and reminders
  • Trackers for your due date, baby’s movement, and your healthy weight gain
  • A meditation feature to help you relax
  • Doctor and Quartz-approved health articles in the Learn Library

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During Pregnancy

You're Pregnant!

You're pregnant - congratulations! We're so happy for you! We're here to support you all through your pregnancy, childbirth, and as your family grows.

Contact Quartz Customer Service at (800) 362-3310 to review your plan's benefits. Learn how we work with your care provider to make sure you're taking full advantage of your coverage.

Sign up for Text4Baby* to get free weekly text messages to help you with your pregnancy and your baby's first year.

More pregnancy resources are available through your wellness portal, available in MyChart. Log in at If you don't have a MyChart account, take advantage of instant activation to get set up today.

*available to BadgerCare Plus members only

It's Your Time to Thrive!

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You'll love how our Thrive mobile app makes your life easier, day by day, through pregnancy and beyond.

From your mobile device, download Thrive by Quartz. Or, search Thrive by Quartz in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

You'll appreciate the extra support during your pregnancy journey. Plus, it's fun!

As a Quartz member, Thrive is your one-stop resource for all things pregnancy, baby, and family. You can:

  • Find key information and enjoy resources to enhance your understanding. For example, know what's happening to your body and baby.
  • Explore the Learn Library for topics on everything from pregnancy symptoms to coping with nausea to exercising while pregnant.
  • Get things done. Keep track of everything you need to know and do throughout your pregnancy. See what's expected today or this week and check off completed tasks as you go. And have fun tracking baby's kicks!
  • Boost your mood. Take care of yourself with mindfulness and meditation practice.

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After Delivery (Postpartum)

Now That Baby is Here

The time following your pregnancy is both exciting and challenging. Your body is changing again and you’re adjusting to parenthood either for the first time or with a growing family. It’s important to get the care you need so you can care for your baby.

Be sure to make an appointment with your doctor or nurse after your baby is born. It is important to discuss concerns or questions about your health, breastfeeding, family planning, and birth control needs.

Your Emotional Well-Being

Many women have what's called the "baby blues" after delivery. It's normal to feel more emotional and stressed than usual at this time. However, for many women, the baby blues may become postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a serious, yet treatable, condition. Signs of postpartum depression include:

  • Crying often
  • Feeling panicky
  • Being tired all the time
  • Not being able to care for yourself or do things
  • Poor sleep
  • Changes in eating
  • Worrying excessively about your baby or yourself
  • Being afraid to be alone with your baby
  • Thinking about harming yourself or your baby

Resources are available for you:

If you think you are depressed, get help:

  • Call your primary care clinic
  • Find a behavioral health practitioner, like a therapist or a counselor, by searching Find a Doctor or calling Customer Service at (800) 362-3310.

It's Time for You and Baby to Thrive!

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If you've been using our free Thrive app during your pregnancy, you'll love it even more after baby is born!

You'll see information customized to your baby's growth and development. Use Thrive to track diapers and feedings and set reminders to help you keep baby on a schedule. You'll find tips on caring for your newborn, everything from breastfeeding to safe sleeping.

Haven't downloaded the app yet? 

From your mobile device, download Thrive by Quartz. Or, search Thrive by Quartz in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) to take advantage of that extra help all moms and new parents need.