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Mother & Child Benefits

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Prenatal Care

It is important to begin your prenatal visits and care early in your pregnancy. Regardless of which health plan you are enrolled in, there is coverage by the plan to help cover the expenses. To find out what's covered under each medical plan option, check out the plan summary for the Purdue Incentive Plan , the Purdue Copay Plan , or the Purdue Choice Fund with HSA . You can also visit the Staff Benefits Medical Coverage page for more detailed information on each health plan.

CIGNA HealthCare Healthy Babies® Program

This program gives you the support and information you need to make the best choices for yourself and your growing baby. The mailed package includes valuable educational materials you can use as a resource throughout your pregnancy, including:

  • Guidelines for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • Health issues that can impact pregnant women and their babies, including stress, depression, and gum disease.
  • A guide to pregnancy-related topics available through the CIGNA HealthCare 24-Hour Health Information Line®.
  • A list of informative online and telephone resources.
  • Pamphlets on several aspects of prenatal care from the March of Dimes® - a recognized source of information on pregnancy and babies.
  • The March of Dimes magazine and guide to a healthy pregnancy

For questions about the program or to sign up, please call CIGNA at 1-800-767-7141.

Mother and baby care

Regardless of the university sponsored health plan or delivering hospital, you have access to a lactation consultant during your hospital stay. The consultant will help with questions or concerns regarding nursing and can be a valuable resource even after your return home from your hospital stay. In addition, the hospital will provide instructions on how to care for yourself and baby, including bathing, changing, and feeding your little one. Your pediatrician's office and your gynecologist's office will continue to be great resources for questions about baby care, development, and mom's recovery.

Well-Child Care

Once your child has arrived there will be many visits to the doctor's office. All of the university sponsored health plans provide coverage for well-child care including physical examinations, laboratory, x-rays, immunizations, and vaccinations. The number of well care visits is determined by the child's age and the plan that you are enrolled. To find out what's covered under each medical plan option, check out the plan summary for the Purdue Incentive Plan , the Purdue Copay Plan , or the Purdue Choice Fund with HSA . You can also visit the Staff Benefits Medical Coverage page for more detailed information on each health plan.