HumanaBeginnings® maternity program

HumanaBeginnings is a program that advises expectant mothers on how to best care for themselves during their pregnancy. Registered nurses specially trained in the care of pregnant women provide education and support to program participants.

Program overview

If a member chooses to enroll in HumanaBeginnings, a personal maternity nurse conducts an initial health assessment of the member by telephone. The nurse works with the member via scheduled phone calls throughout her enrollment in the program to provide education and support, to facilitate services and to refer her to additional resources as needed. The resources may include prenatal classes and support for breastfeeding, multiple births and bereavement.

All expectant moms who enroll receive individualized support. Educational focuses include:

  • Healthy habits during pregnancy
  • Fetal development
  • Changes to expect during each phase of pregnancy
  • Importance of avoiding early delivery
  • Preterm labor risk factors, prevention and symptoms
  • What to expect during labor

Members at risk for early delivery may be eligible for coverage of 17P (hydroxyprogesterone) injections and/or Humana’s 17P Pregnancy Support Program. Members should call the number on the back of their ID card to determine eligibility.

Eligibility and cost

The program is provided to eligible members as part of their benefit package and at no additional cost. The program is available to:

  • Commercial and Medicare members.
  • Select administrative-services-only, Medicaid and dual-eligible members.
  • Members with HumanaOne products.

HumanaBeginnings is available in all markets, except Puerto Rico

To enroll in the program, members should call 1-888-847-9960 Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central time, or Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. TTY users should dial 711. Members also can sign up by logging in to their account, then selecting "Get Healthy," “Health Programs” and "HumanaBeginnings." They will be prompted to take a short assessment to start the enrollment process.

More information

More than 150,000 members have enrolled in the program since it was created in 2000.

We encourage our members and their primary care physicians or obstetricians to notify Humana as early as possible about a pregnancy. For more information about HumanaBeginnings, members and health care providers can call Humana at 1-888-847-9960 Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central time, or Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.