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Start Smart for Your Baby

Start Smart for Your Baby® (Start Smart) is our special program for women who are pregnant. We want to help you take care of yourself and your baby every step of the way. To participate in this program, please contact Member Services at 1-866-282-6280 or TDD/TTY: 711 or log into your Arkansas Total Care member account to complete a Notification of Pregnancy (NOP) form.

Tips for Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, keep these things in mind:

  • Go to the doctor as soon as you think you are pregnant. It is important for you and your baby to see a doctor as early as possible. It will keep both of you healthy—and help your baby get off to a good start. It is even better to see a doctor before you get pregnant, so you can get your body ready for pregnancy.
  • Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. This includes exercising, eating balanced and healthy meals, and resting for 8-10 hours every night.
  • Do not use tobacco, alcohol or drugs now or while you’re pregnant.

Receive a Breast Pump at No Cost 

New moms may receive a breast pump after the birth of their baby. Please see the Breast Pump request form for more detailed information. 

Customer Service

If you would like to place your order by phone, call 1-866-282-6280 or TDD/TTY: 711 to speak with a customer service representative. Our customer service hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.