Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan
Pregnancy Weight Management Requirements for Healthy Choice
To work toward maximum Healthy Choice premium discount, individuals who are at a BMI of
27 or greater at the start of their pregnancy have the option to participate with Dr. Karen
Cooper and the “Be Well Moms Eat Well” Program. Please contact (216) 444-6601.
You will have an initial medical assessment with Dr. Cooper prior to choosing to the “Be Well
Moms Eat Well” program. Initial Assessment includes:
Goal: To keep weight within NIH guidelines for the purpose of lowering the risk of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, emergent or necessary csection, premature babies, babies too large for gestational age and other fetal defects which can occur from excessive weight gain.
1. EHP Care Coordinator will refer you to call at any time, but while in the “Be Well
Moms Eat Well” program, standard program outreach is not required.
2. Dr. Cooper is required on initial visit to provide you and your EHP Care Coordinator
with maximum amount of weight to be gained per BMI within NIH guidelines.
3. Dr. Cooper is required on end of pregnancy visit to provide EHP with your weight
gain and number of Eat Well program sessions. This information will also be shared
with the EHP Care Coordinator.
Program length rules:Birth prior to March 30 will follow the standard Healthy Choice Program rules
Birth between April 1 and September 30 apply to “Be Well Moms Eat Well” program you tell your EHP Care Coordinator that you defer to the standard Healthy Choice program rules.
After delivery, you return to standard weight management protocol with your EHP