Easy access to the information you need. Use this section to create handy tools and find information about additional resources for you and your baby which may be available to you. Call the phone number on the back of your ID card to confirm program eligibility.


Lactation Counseling: You may be eligible under your UnitedHealthcare health benefit plan to get breast-feeding counseling as well as breast pump equipment and supplies at no cost to you. Contact your OB/GYN, Pediatrician, or primary care physician for more information on lactation counseling.

Be aware of gestational age when choosing elective caesarean delivery.

Check out the March of Dimes article: Why the Last Weeks of Pregnancy Count, and view Dr. Sandy Cohen as he talks about potential health issues for babies delivered prior to 39 weeks via elective caesarean. Watch Video

Whats Going on at Your Hospital?

If you would like information on how often your delivery hospital schedules early cesarean sections and inductions visit The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization that compares hospitals on national standards of safety and quality, asked hospitals to voluntarily report their rate of early scheduled deliveries before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. The rates for all reporting or participating hospitals can be found on The Leapfrog Group’s website:

As a soon-to-be mother, we urge you to choose a hospital that adheres to care guidelines that promote a healthy outcome for both you and your baby. Remember, information voluntarily reported by hospitals can be used as a guide but should only be one of many factors you consider when choosing a place to deliver your baby. We recommend you talk with your physician about your particular circumstances and discuss when and where to delivery your baby.

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.

March of Dimes

UnitedHealthcare and the March of Dimes are proud to work together in promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Click on this link to learn about the March of Dimes and the difference it makes in the health of mothers and babies throughout the world.

ParentSteps Infertility Discount Program
  • Access to nurses, health care professionals and resources that define treatment options for women with infertility issues who have limited or no infertility benefits as part of their health care plan
  • Learn more by calling a ParentSteps nurse specialist toll-free at 1-866-774-4626 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Standard Time)
Neonatal Resource Services
  • Provides resources and intensive care to newborns with critical health issues
  • Learn more by calling a neonatal nurse consultant toll-free at 1-888-936-7246 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Standard Time)
Congenital Heart Disease Resource Services
  • Provides resources for newborns with heart defects
  • Learn more by calling a nurse consultant toll-free at 1-888-936-7246 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central Standard Time)

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