Prenatal care is crucial to the health and development of your baby and to your own wellness:
- Reduce risk of low birth weight of baby
- Prevent miscarriage
- Consult and follow up with your provider regularly
- Educate yourself on prenatal supplements such as prenatal vitamins, folic acid and iron
Signs and symptoms:
- Withdrawal from loved ones
- Feeling guilty about motherhood
- Worry of harming the baby
- Crying more than usual
- Feeling disconnected from the baby
You can be at risk for postpartum depression* if:
- Pre-term delivery (having baby before 37 weeks of pregnancy)
- Personal or family history of depression
- Problem conceiving
- Lack of support system
- Early motherhood
Aetna® resources for healthy mothers:
Aetna provides a Healthy Pregnancy program to support the physical and emotional health of those who are pregnant. The program includes nurse support and educational materials.
Call to enroll or get more information:
- Aetna Maternity program 1-855-282-6344 (TTY: 711)
- Aetna member website
Maternal health and pregnancy
Our Enhanced Maternity program provides trusted information and guidance about family planning, maternity support and postpartum care.
With this program, you’ll have access to:
- Nurses who are trained in obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy conditions
- Behavioral health support, including referrals to resources to deal with stress, depression, and anxiety
- Postpartum depression screening and support
- Resources and educational materials through our Maternity Support Program
- Guided medically appropriate genetic counseling and testing
- Preeclampsia prevention – If you are at high-risk, you will receive educational materials about the risks of preeclampsia. You’ll also hear about the value of aspirin therapy.
- Fertility advocate to help you through your infertility journey. This includes fertility preservation and same-sex conception needs. Our advocate will guide you during fertility treatment. They’ll also offer support if you become pregnant. For direct access to a fertility advocate, call 1-833-415-1709 (TTY: 711).
Here to support you
No matter where you are on your journey, our nurses and experts are here to help. Joining the program is voluntary. And there is no extra cost to you. You and your health care team are in charge of your treatment plan.
To learn more, or to enroll in our Healthy Pregnancy Program, call
1-855-282-6344 (TTY: 711). Someone is here to answer your questions from
8 AM to 9 PM ET.
Your contraceptive coverage
Your plan covers some preventive services, including contraceptives, at no cost share. A health care professional must prescribe the contraceptive.
If your prescriber feels you need a contraceptive that is not on your plan’s drug list (formulary), they can ask for an exception. Ask them to complete the Contraception Exception Form to assess if the product is medically necessary. To earn more, you can review the Contraception Exception Process.
You can learn more about contraception resources and reproductive rights at these websites:
Do you have any issues with contraceptive coverage or other reproductive health? Please reach out to OPM. You can send an email to Contraception@opm.gov.
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This message is for informational purposes only, is not medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute or proper medical care provided by a physician. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. Refer to Aetna.com for more information about Aetna® plans.