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What services do insurance plans provide for new or expectant mothers?

There are several changes to what insurance companies must cover for new and expectant mothers. Starting in 2014, insurance companies can’t refuse to cover costs associated with your pregnancy or charge you more because you’re pregnant. Certain services are offered at no additional cost to you, including anemia and gestational diabetes screening, breastfeeding support, and well-baby visits.

Depending on your state and income level, you and your baby may be eligible for Medicaid coverage (a public health insurance plan often available to pregnant women and low-income families) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Check out for more information on your state.