Helping You Have A Healthy Baby: Benefits For Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is an exciting time – as an expectant mom, you have lots to do to get ready for the arrival of your baby! Louisiana Healthcare Connections is here to help you have a healthy pregnancy with special benefits and services for you and your baby.

In addition to full pregnancy healthcare coverage and unlimited visits to your OB/GYN, pregnant members enjoy the following special benefits:


As a Louisiana Healthcare Connections member, you can enroll in our Start Smart For Your Baby program. This program is free to pregnant members and new moms. You’ll get tips on how to have a healthy pregnancy and reminders for prenatal and postpartum care in the mail and by phone.


Louisiana Healthcare Connections members get rewards for completing certain doctor visits and screenings. These cash rewards are added to a My Health Pays card. Your rewards are your dollars to spend to help pay for utilities, transportation, telecommunications (cell phone bill) childcare services, education costs and rent. And only you know the best way to spend them. My Health Pays rewards can be used They can also be used to buy home goods, personal care items, clothing, food and more at participating stores.

For pregnant and new moms, the rewards include the following:

  • Pregnant moms earn $10 for each prenatal visit, up to 11 visits. That’s $110 just for getting regular prenatal care!
  • Pregnant moms receive $30 for completing a Notification of Pregnancy form to let us know they’re expecting.
  • New moms earn $50 for following up with their OB/GYN within 8 weeks of giving birth.

Your baby can also earn rewards! For completing well-child visits at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 15 months, your little one receives $30! You can learn more about our Member Rewards Program here.


Need a ride to your prenatal or postpartum visit? Our members have access to free transportation to all covered medical appointments, including after-hours and urgent care appointments, anywhere in the state. Learn more about our free transportation benefits here.


We know that being able to communicate with your doctor is important for a healthy pregnancy. Our members have access to free translation and interpretation services, including sign language. These services are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also can make sure an interpreter is available at your appointment if needed. Learn more about our free translation services here.

Want to learn more?

To learn more about our coverage and benefits for pregnant members, click here. To learn more about the coverage we provide for your baby, click here.

Last Revised: March 14, 2018