HumanaBeginnings® maternity program

HumanaBeginnings is a program that advises expectant mothers on how to best care for themselves during their pregnancy. Experienced maternity registered nurses provide education, support and guidance throughout pregnancy.

Program overview

If a Humana-insured patient chooses to take advantage of the services offered through HumanaBeginnings, a personal maternity nurse conducts an initial health assessment by telephone. The nurse works with the patient via scheduled phone calls throughout her pregnancy to provide education and support, to facilitate services and to refer her to additional resources, as needed. The resources may include information about prenatal classes, support for breastfeeding, special consideration for multiple births and well-being support.

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

Women at risk for early delivery may be eligible for coverage of Makena injections and/or Humana’s Makena Pregnancy Support Program. Patients should call the number on the back of their Humana ID card to determine eligibility.

Eligibility and cost

The program is provided to eligible Humana 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 and dual-eligible members

HumanaBeginnings is available in all markets, except Puerto Rico.

To enroll in the program, Humana-insured patients should call 1-888-847-9960 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time. TTY users should dial 711. Patients also can sign up by logging in to their accounts, then:

  • Selecting "Health Programs" under "Coverage & Spending."
  • Selecting “Pregnancy Programs,” then clicking on the “Enroll today” button.

Website users will be prompted to take a short assessment to start the enrollment process. Then, a nurse will call them to complete enrollment.

Patients who haven’t created a account previously will need their member ID card to sign up.

More information

We encourage Humana-covered patients and their primary care physicians or obstetricians to notify Humana as early as possible about a pregnancy. For more information about HumanaBeginnings, patients and health care professionals 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.