Case Management Program (Formerly Little Stars)

Several weeks ago when trying to find out if our insurance covers prenatal or maternity classes (it doesn’t) the rep recommended a program to me called Little Stars, a program that evoked images like this one of the stars over Carmel the night Matt and I got married in this beautiful picture Candy bought us as an anniversary present.

I eagerly read the description and applied. The application process involved filling out an online questionnaire which I had to do twice as it turns out it doesn’t take submissions from Macs.

A few days later I got a call and it turns out the original program is no more which means certain parts I’d been especially interested in such as free prenatal vitamins were long gone.

I did, however, as a mom of advanced age qualify for the new program called Case Management as the main feature is a nurse who is your assigned Case Manager is your constant guide throughout.

My Casemanager’s name is Laura. She has a motherly tone and a probable Southern accent. She is quick to reassure me that the program has many, many older moms my age and older and the majority of them have healthy and happy babies.

Our first calls were spent with me answering questions for her to fill out hey another questionnaire. This one had questions about my health, pregnancy, access to resources, support system and even asked about my pets (just Inky, our cat) and if I was religious and attended chuch regularly (yes to both). I almost wanted to tell her about my blog, but I decided not to.

Now that we have the questionnaire done, she’s sending me a packet of more information and I’ll get a weekly check in call from her. I’m not sure how this program will fit in with my pregnancy or how helpful it will be, yet I’m grateful to have it.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

2 thoughts on “Case Management Program (Formerly Little Stars)”

  1. Why does she need to know if you have any pets? Or if you’re religious(or not)? Curious Q’s in my not so humble opinion. Sorry- not trying to be a troublemaker. Otherwise, sounds promising.


    1. I had wondered that myself, yet not asked her, I definitely will when she does my check in call this week. My guess is either they want it for statistical purposes and/or they think there is some kind of correlation between statistical information like that and pregnancy outcomes. I know, for example, that studies have shown that people who have cats have lower blood pressure, though of course that may be correlation and not causation. I have no problem sharing that I have a cat or that I’m religious and church going, both easily findable facts on this blog, my Facebook, etc.


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