Pregnancy & prenatal care for expecting parents

Learn more about pregnancy care and coverage.

Pregnancy can be an incredibly special and exciting time. It can also be a time full of questions and new experiences. Here’s all the information you need to help you get the most out of your health insurance during and after your pregnancy so that you can take the absolute best care of yourself. And by taking care of yourself, you’ll be doing your best to give birth to a healthy new baby.

Review your covered benefits

Your Sharp Health Plan benefits give you access to the best care for you and your new baby. Log in to your account to get details on your options for covered care before, during and after your pregnancy, such as:

  • Free childbirth classes
  • Prenatal yoga
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • And more

Find an OBGYN

An obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) will provide care throughout your pregnancy. Find the right OBGYN for you with our provider directory. Simply select your network, medical group and any other preferences, then click “Search.”

Find an OBGYN

Prenatal checkups and screenings

Stay safe and well throughout your pregnancy with these helpful benefits:

  • Free prenatal checkups
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening
  • Anemia screening
  • Gestational diabetes screening

Find out what’s covered under your plan by reviewing your member handbook in your Sharp Health Plan online account.

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

Pregnancy and childbirth classes

As an expectant parent, you’ll have access to pregnancy and childbirth classes at some of the best hospitals in San Diego. At Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, there are classes to help expecting parents get ready for their new arrival, including preparing for labor and delivery. You can sign up for at-cost classes or join free support groups. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital also offers a helpful pregnancy guide for expectant parents.

How to get a breast pump

Make sure you have everything you need before bringing your little one home. Most new parents can get a breast pump with no copay. No prescription is needed, but be sure to request one within the first year after delivery of your new baby. (Breast pumps are not covered before delivery.) If you buy your breast pump from a non-contracted supplier, it won’t be covered.

Contact Customer Care for information about ordering your breast pump by email or by calling 1-800-359-2002 on weekdays, 8 am – 6 pm.

Newborn care resources

Before your baby arrives, learn more about how to add your child to your health insurance plan, how to schedule well-baby exams and other important details.

Pregnancy health articles

Looking for more information to help you navigate your pregnancy journey? View helpful resources, pregnancy news, tips and trends from the experts at Sharp HealthCare.


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