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Avoid surprises by finding out in advance what your insurance will and won't cover for you and your newborn.
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Linda Murray: You should also review what your insurance will and won’t cover. For example, if you want to use a midwife, or deliver in a birth center, or at home, you should find out whether your plan will provide coverage. This may affect your birth preferences, and it’s good to get an idea of how much your total bill could come to. Don’t forget about coverage for your newborn too. Find out how and when to add your baby to your health plan and set up his first well-baby appointments. Ask if your plan covers his nursery stay. His bill will be separate from your own.