By the time you read this story, Benefits Senior Analyst Rachel and her husband will be getting ready to celebrate their first holiday season as parents. She recently gave birth to a baby girl, and she is thankful that a benefit like Maven exists.
“Becoming a mom can be incredibly exciting and overwhelming at the same time,” Rachel says. “I’m very thankful for the family support benefits that ScottsMiracle-Gro offers. Maven, our company’s family planning and support partner, is amazing!”
“I started using Maven early on in my pregnancy,” she says. “I have a Care Advocate that works with me as a guide. I’ve been receiving helpful weekly updates that coincide with where I am in my pregnancy, too, like how I should be feeling or how big the baby is. It’s been great.”
She also has free access to accredited health care professionals who are, for example, pediatricians, lactation consultants and mental health providers. She can book a virtual appointment, just like telehealth, within 24 hours versus waiting days or weeks to see her doctor.
“I was able to meet with a nutritionist and got advice on how to fuel my body properly during my pregnancy,” Rachel says. “There aren’t many doctor’s appointments in the beginning, so it was really helpful to have that offering.”
Rachel liked having the one-stop-shop for all of the information that she needed regarding her pregnancy. She felt that the information was sound, accurate and reliable because it came from a trusted source, and it was a resource backed by Scotts. There are articles and webinars and a myriad number of resources for partners as well. She can also continue working with her Care Advocate and have access to the health care professionals until her daughter’s first birthday.
“I highly recommend signing up for Maven if you’re becoming a parent or if you’re exploring ways to become one,” Rachel says. “I am very grateful that a resource like this exists and that we have this benefit at Scotts.”