Get help from the time you start planning a family, through your pregnancy and well after your baby is born. Once you’ve enrolled in our Beginning Right® Maternity Program, you can receive:
Text4baby is a free service that sends you three text messages a week throughout your pregnancy and your baby's first year.
The messages include expert health and safety tips on prenatal care, nutrition, safe infant sleep and more. You can cancel the service whenever you wish.
Aetna has been an outreach partner of Text4baby since 2010. Hundreds of thousands of moms and moms-to-be have used Text4baby.
To get started, text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish messages) to 511411.
Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal choice. Below are a few research-based facts about the importance of breast milk that may help inform your choice:
Check your plan to see which of these providers is in network. You may be able to buy a breast pump and supplies from one of our suppliers at no charge or at a discounted rate. Covered items may include:
Byram Healthcare (1-877-902-9726)
Edwards Health Care Services (1-888-344-3434)
Edgepark Medical Supplies (1-800-321-0591)
Genadyne Biotechnologies (Lucina Care) (1-888-809-9750)
Yummy Mummy (1-855-879-8669)
Sterling Medical (1-888-220-5010)
Pumping Essentials (1-866-688-4203)
Many Aetna plans also cover up to six visits with a lactation consultant if you need support with breastfeeding. Your in-network ob/gyn or pediatrician may offer these services through his or her office.
Almost anything you eat, drink or apply to your body can affect your baby while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a scale that shows the risk of taking certain medicines during pregnancy. The ranking is included with all prescription drugs.
Talk to your doctor for advice on the best ways to keep both you and your baby safe.
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1Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reproductive Health. http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/Infertility/index.htm. Accessed June 24, 2010.
Some plans are not subject to the women’s preventive breastfeeding services requirements under the Affordable Care Act (also known as the health care reform law). This includes plans that are grandfathered or otherwise exempt. These plans may not include all of these benefits. Or there may be different member cost-sharing on certain benefits. Consult your plan documents or call member services at the number on your member ID card if you are not sure if your plan covers these benefits. The changes for women’s preventive services go into effect when applicable plans become effective or renew on or after August 1, 2012. Employers with grandfathered plans may choose not to cover some of these preventive services or to include cost share (deductible, copay or coinsurance).
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