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HEALTH PROGRAMMES

MATERNITY PROGRAMME

Welcome to the Alliance-Midmed Medical Scheme Maternity Programme. Alliance-Midmed cares about the maternity mother and this programme aims to assist you the maternity mother during this time by providing you with advice and benefits.

Our Professional Nurses based at the Middelburg Office (Tel: 087 740 2815) are available to give you best advice and personalised support throughout pregnancy, confinement (delivery) and after the birth of your baby.

Pregnancy support and advice – just a phone call away or face to face with Alliance-Midmed Professional Nurses.

Our Professional Nurses will assist you to attain optimal health, advice on healthy lifestyle choices during and after your delivery for both you and your baby.

Optimal health and healthy lifestyle choices – just a phone call away or face to face with Alliance-Midmed Professional Nurses.

Our Professional Nurses care and have put together this pregnancy to do list.


FIRST TRIMESTER

First three months
  • Register onto to the Maternity programme – Visit our Professional Nurses at the Middelburg office or contact them telephonically on 087 740 2815.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Eat well to prevent nausea (morning sickness).
  • Drink water.
  • Go to bed early, get lots of rest.
  • Start taking your pre-natal vitamins – Discuss what pre-natal vitamins are covered with our Professional Nurses once you are registered on the Maternity programme.
  • Stop drinking alcohol.
  • Cut down on caffeine (found highest in coffee).
  • Buy some new bras and undies.
  • Talk to your partner about parenting – share your thoughts on do’s and don’ts.

SECOND TRIMESTER

Four to six months
  • Join a prenatal exercise and childbirth class – Our Professional Nurses will be able to advice you where these classes take place.
  • Watch your weight gain – Remember to visit the Professional Nurses at the office and get weighed regularly.
  • Start kegel - pelvic floor exercises.
  • Prepare your other children.
  • Learn about your second-trimester visits and tests – Our Professional Nurses will be able to guide you on what blood tests are performed and why.
  • Shop for maternity clothes.
  • Do some financial planning.
  • Discuss maternity leave with your human resources department.
  • Continue to eat healthy – Ask our Professional Nurses for a pregnancy diet plan.
  • Start sleeping on your side.

THIRD TRIMESTER

Seven to nine months
  • Keep track of babies movements (kicks).
  • Start putting together baby clothes and accessories.
  • Check how often you need to visit your doctor – Our Professional Nurses can guide you here and explain why there is need for more regular visits.
  • Prepare for breastfeeding – Visit the Professional Nurses if you are unsure.
  • Set up your baby’s room.
  • Know your stages of labour – Our Professional Nurse can explain every step to prepare you
  • Start reading up on baby care.
  • Purchase or install a baby car seat.
  • Learn about coping with labour pain.
  • Pack your bag for hospital.


The below table is to make your aware of your maternity benefits if your register onto the maternity programme.

MATERNITY PROGRAMME BENEFITS

(Subject to registration on the programme)

BENEFITS LIMITS
MATERNITY VISITS
(In addition to normal consultation limits) at GP, Specialist or Midwife
First 6 months – one consultation per month
Months 7 and 8 – two consultations per month
Month 9 – one consultation per wee
ANTENATAL CLASSES
(By registered nurse)
Midwife and Qualified Perinatal Educator
MATERNITY SONARS Limited to 3 x 2D Sonars per pregnancy per normal pregnancy
PRE-NATAL VITAMINS One fill per month
HOME DELIVERY
(By registered midwife)
At a registered birthing unit
HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT
(Pre-authorisation required)
NDV: Limited to 2 night and 3 days.
Caesar: Limited to 3 nights and 4 days.
IMMUNISATION BENEFIT Covered for the first 12 years of life as part of Life Stages Benefit



HOSPITAL CONFINEMENT &
HOME DELIVERY

Pre-authorisation required within 72 hours in the case of an emergency. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the member being liable for a payment of R1 500.


MATERNITY GIFT

The maternity gifts are available to all mothers
registering on the program, at the birth of the baby.

NEW BORN REGISTRATION

Your new born must be registered
within 30 days of birth.