Be Smart. Be Well.

Be Smart. Be Well. WorksSM

provides information and tools to help you manage the impact of high-risk pregnancy on the workplace. Here you'll find best-practice resources and ready-to-use solutions that will help your workforce benefit from the Be Smart. Be Well. Pregnancy Risk employee website.

Employer toolkit

Managing Pregnancy Risk

Research & Best Practices

Research, case studies and best practices to help you understand how high-risk pregnancy impacts the workplace and how some employers are responding.

National Business Group on Health:
Business Case for Promoting Healthy Pregnancy

This comprehensive issue brief provides an overview of pregnancy costs and complications, and presents opportunities for employers to reduce those costs through workplace benefits and programs.

Other pregnancy-related resources from the National Business Group on Health include:

  • Preventing Premature Birth
    Each year, premature birth costs employers billions in health care expenses. In addition, the average cost to employers from lost productivity related to prematurity is nearly $3,000 per employee. This issue brief explores how employers can leverage existing wellness programs and benefits to improve the health of pregnant women and lower the risk of pre-term labor.
  • Employer Case Study
    Learn how AOL lowered its pregnancy-related health care costs with a comprehensive well-baby program for employees and families. With the program, AOL saved nearly $800,000 in neonatal intensive care costs in one year.

March of Dimes: Healthy Babies, Healthy Business
Healthy Babies, Healthy Business is a free health education program from the March of Dimes designed to help companies improve employees' health and lower the risk of premature birth.

March of Dimes: The Cost of Prematurity to Employers
Read this summary analysis of the cost of prematurity to employers. The March of Dimes contracted with Thomson Reuters to estimate the cost of prematurity and complicated delivery to large employer health plans.

EEOC: Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination complaints to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose 65 percent between 1992 and 2007. To avoid violations, read facts about pregnancy discrimination and make sure your human resources staff and all managers understand the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.