Start planning for pregnancy as soon as you start thinking about having a baby. The healthier you are, the more likely you are to have a healthy baby. Prenatal care can start before you even become pregnant.
See your doctor
Your doctor may want to do a complete checkup and routine testing to make sure you're in good health. Also, your doctor can answer any questions you may have about you health or getting pregnant.
Start healthy habits
A balanced diet is always good for you. You should follow a healthy diet before you get pregnant. Eat foods that are high in protein like meat, chicken and fish (avoid raw fish). Also, try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Remember to eat your fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy products.
Also, remember to stay away from alcohol, smoking and street drugs. They're not good for you and they're not good for your baby. You may also want to start cutting down on your caffeine.
Family planning services
Family planning services are the professional services provided by your PCP or OB-GYN related to family planning. You can access these services by going to any network family planning doctor or clinic. You don't need a referral. To pick a network doctor or clinic, call Member Services or visit the provider search.
You can also use an out-of-network family planning doctor or clinic. These services are at no charge to you. Just show your Aetna Better Health and Access ID cards. You can access the following family planning services:
- Family planning exam
- Pap smear
- Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cultures
- Syphilis tests
- Pregnancy tests
- Rubella screen or immunization
- Breast exam
- Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine
- Prescription and OTC birth control medication
Check out your member handbook to see a full list of family planning services.
Members Services is available at:
- 1-866-638-1232, TTY PA Relay 7-1-1 (Medical Assistance)
- 1-800-822-2447, TTY 1-800-628-3323 (CHIP)
- 1-855-346-5635, TTY PA Relay 7-1-1 (Private Coverage Option)