Helpful tips for a healthy pregnancy

Pregnant woman holding belly

Plan for a healthy pregnancy by choosing the right doctor and asking questions.

Choose your prenatal doctor

Prenatal care can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and provide information on important steps to take for a healthy pregnancy.1

Select a prenatal care doctor from Humana’s certified and accredited network.

Choose a board-certified doctor that can admit you to an accredited hospital or birthing center with a quality maternity unit.

Set up your first visit for prenatal care as soon as you believe you’re pregnant.

Eligible Humana members can enroll in HumanaBeginnings®, a program that provides education, support and guidance throughout your pregnancy at no additional cost.

Learn about HumanaBeginnings

Ask your doctor questions

Ask your doctor any questions you may have about your pregnancy. Some common questions include:

  • How can pregnancy affect other medical conditions I may have?
  • Should I continue taking prescription medicines?
  • How much and what should I eat and drink during pregnancy?
  • Can I exercise during pregnancy?
  • Are there any everyday activities I should avoid (painting, hair dye, etc.)?
  • Can smoking or drinking affect the baby?

Keep your costs low

By choosing doctors and medical services from Humana’s high-quality network, you can keep you and your baby healthy and avoid unplanned medical bills.

Learn why and how to stay in network

This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor to determine what is right for you.


1. “What is prenatal care and why is it important?” National Institutes of Health, last accessed October 24, 2017, (link opens in new window).

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