Partners in Pregnancy

Optima Health recognizes that pregnancy in itself can be a life-altering journey and even the most experienced mom may feel in need of extra support.

That’s why we developed the Optima Health Partners in Pregnancy Program -- a program dedicated to providing guidance, support, and education to all expectant moms with Optima Health insurance. This program is available at no charge to every subscriber or their spouse enrolled with Optima Health.

How Partners in Pregnancy Makes a Difference

An Optima Health member shares how the Partners in Pregnancy program supported her during pregnancy and after giving birth. Watch her story to learn about the personal support provided to members.

Disclaimers: Benefits vary by plan type. Please contact us to discuss benefits available to you based on your plan type.

What Optima Health Has to Offer

A Pregnancy Partner will provide:

  • Help in finding a participating physician
  • Timely health tips mailed directly to your home
  • A list of important resources
  • Help in coordinating prenatal care
  • Screenings for risk
  • Referrals to community classes or services
  • Help locating resources when transportation assistance to medical appointments is needed

Additional Resources

Optima Health has partnered with Ovia Health to offer free support for starting a family, having a healthy pregnancy, navigating the early years of parenthood, and beyond. With the Ovia Health apps, you have easy access to content and tips on fertility, pregnancy, and parenting. You can connect with registered nurses for health coaching and join supportive communities throughout every stage of your life, so you're never alone. Explore and download the Ovia apps.

Important Health Information to Remember About Your Pregnancy

Timely doctor visits are important. To make sure you and your baby are healthy, see your doctor at least:

  • Once every 4 weeks for the first 6 months
  • Once every 2 weeks for the 7th and 8th months
  • Once a week in the 9th month

Your doctor may ask you to visit more often or may ask you to consent to testing and counseling.

Call your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Change in vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Regular contractions/tightening of the uterus
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea
  • Pelvic Pressure-it feels like the baby is pushing down
  • Low, dull backache near your tailbone
  • Fluid leaking from the vagina (your water breaks)
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher and/or chills

Get a flu shot (if recommended by your doctor)

Educational Materials

Visit Prevention and Well-Being to access free well-being programs, including quitting tobacco resources.

Sentara Maternity Services — Sign up for classes and events, get locations of Sentara maternity facilities, take virtual tours of maternity suites at Sentara facilities and more. If you don’t find the information you need, please call us at 1-866-239-0618.

Pregnancy Support

If you are pregnant, you don’t have to wait until we call, you can contact us at any time.

Call the member services telephone number on your Optima Health member card, tell them you are pregnant and ask to be connected with a case manager who can help you answer your questions about pregnancy. You may call 1-866-239-0618.

Contact Information


Partners in Pregnancy
Optima Health
PO Box 66189
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23466

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