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Take care of yourself while you’re pregnant. That’s the best way to give your baby a great start. Whether you need help choosing a provider, learning about childbirth classes or getting healthy food, we're here.

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Just call Member Services at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Let us know you’re pregnant

Let us know you’re pregnant

If you’re pregnant, you’ll want to share the news with us. Just call us at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). That way, we can help connect you to the care and services you need. So you and your baby can be as healthy as you can be.

 

Please also ask your OBGYN to complete the Maryland Prenatal Risk Assessment (M-PRA) form on your first visit.  If submitted during your first trimester, you can earn $75 gift card for completing this simple task when your doctor returns the form.

 

Give your baby the best start
 

After your baby is born, you’ll need to enroll them into Maryland HealthChoice (Medicaid) benefits. Your baby will get an ID number for eligible benefits as soon as possible. This helps ensure they’ll get all the care they need.

 

How to enroll your baby
 

 Benefits for you and baby

A healthy baby is the best reward, but now you can enjoy even more. Check out some of these benefits that you can use to support you and your baby.

This program is all about getting you and your baby the care you need. It’s a benefit you can enjoy before and after your baby is born. Why take part? You’ll get support through your pregnancy and as a new mother. And the program offers rewards, too.

Get rewards for care

With Maternity Matters, you can earn:
 

  • $75 Gift card: Let us know you’re pregnant and then go to your first prenatal visit (within 42 days of enrollment).
  • Up to $75 Gift card: Go to your other prenatal and postpartum visits.
  • $10 Gift card: Make a dental visit.

After you complete these actions, you’ll want to contact us to claim your rewards. Just call 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711).

After your delivery, you will receive a special welcome kit for your baby.

Moms and their babies (birth through age 2) can get 200 diapers every month. We’ll even send them to you at no extra cost.
 

Get your free diapers

You can get your no-cost breast pump up to two weeks before your baby's birth. We offer a double electric breast pump, the Medela® Pump In Style® Advanced Breast Pump + Starter Kit. You don’t need preapproval (prior authorization). Just call 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). Ask to speak with your care manager to get your pump.
 


You can also order your pump online.  Just visit the Aeroflow website to get started. 

 

Benefits of a breast pump
 

If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll want to empty your breasts regularly by feeding or using a breast pump. This prevents your breasts from becoming full and painful. Many women find it helpful to use a breast pump.
 

You can pump breast milk when it works for you. Then your baby can get the best nutrition, no matter what your schedule. A breast pump also gives other family members the chance to feed and bond with your baby.

 

To get help with breastfeeding, you can call the National Breastfeeding Helpline at 1‑800‑994‑9662 (TDD: 1‑888‑220‑5446).

Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Case Management Services

Are you currently pregnant and using opioids or have a past history of opioid use? We encourage you to enroll in Aetna Better Health of Maryland MOM case management! Our program supports pregnant members who are currently using or have a past history of opioid use. Our goal is a healthy pregnancy and birth for you and your baby. You will be matched with a case manager who will support you during your pregnancy and recovery journey.  If you have questions or would like to enroll, please email AetnaBetterHealthMDSplNeedsCoord@AETNA.COM

Extra help during pregnancy

Extra help during pregnancy

We’re here to help you stay healthy through your pregnancy. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, a care manager can help you get the special care you need. You’ll get support, including info about preterm labor and birth.

 

Preterm (early) labor is labor that starts before 37 weeks of pregnancy. It can cause an earlier birth, which may lead to health problems that can affect the baby.  

Any pregnant woman can have preterm labor. It may start for no reason, but you’re at a higher risk if you:
 

  • Are carrying more than one baby (twins, triplets or more)
  • Have had preterm labor or an early birth in the past
  • Use drugs or alcohol while pregnant
  • Smoke or use other forms of nicotine while pregnant
  • Have bleeding during pregnancy
     

Preterm labor info

A care manager can help you:
 

  • Learn more about your pregnancy
  • Make a care plan that’s right for you
  • Get services and care
  • Work with health care providers, agencies and groups
  • Get services after hours in a crisis

To learn more, just call 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711). Or visit our care management page.

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Programa para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños (WIC)

Programa para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños (WIC)

WIC is a national nutrition program that aims to protect the health of women, infants and children. The Maryland WIC program provides these services at no cost:

  • Ayuda con preguntas sobre la lactancia materna
  • Remisiones a agencias
  • Healthy food, like fruits and vegetables 
  • Sugerencias para una alimentación saludable

Where can you find WIC programs?


You can find WIC programs in:

  • County health departments
  • Hospitals and clinics 
  • Community centers
  • Schools 
  • Other places in your area

Want to learn more about WIC? Just visit Maryland WIC or call them at 1-800-242-4WIC(942). You can also call us at 1-866-827-2710 (TTY: 711).

More info for a healthy pregnancy

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