We want to help you maintain your best possible health throughout your pregnancy. Here is some information to help you prepare:
Sign up to receive free, educational information from the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition on your mobile phone. Text4baby messages are timed to each stage of your pregnancy and your baby’s age throughout his/her first year. Visit Text4baby to sign up.
Support During Your Pregnancy
Case Management services are available if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Once enrolled, case managers provide you with educational materials and information on prenatal care and pregnancy. For more information, call 888-264-8648, option 2.
Lactation consultants provide expecting and new parents with comprehensive breastfeeding education, support, counseling and more. They’ll help you understand and establish a lactation plan that’s best for you and your baby. Learn more about this benefit or how to connect with a lactation consultant with CareFirst Video Visit.
Additionally, if you will need a breast pump, you can use this resource to find and order one prior to delivery. You’ll need to enter your CareFirst member ID information to see which options are covered under your benefits. Supplies such as milk storage bags, nursing bras or creams are not covered.
Behavioral Health Support
There are resources available if you are dealing with loss, depression, anxiety or drug or alcohol addiction. If you need help, call our support team at 800-245-7013, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may also connect with a therapist or psychiatrist from the comfort of your home using CareFirst Video Visit.
Our online pregnancy center includes interactive tools and a wealth of information about pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care and postpartum depression.Online Pregnancy Center
Choose a Pediatrician
Ask your doctor, as well as family, friends and neighbors, for recommendations. Visit our provider directory to make sure the doctor participates in your health plan.
Update Your Health Insurance Plan
Once your baby is born, you must add your child to your policy within a certain timeframe as determined by your employer or your health insurance carrier. Make sure you understand those rules and the procedure for adding your baby to your health plan before you give birth.