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Pregnancy and Parenting

Special Beginnings Program

We understand how important having a healthy baby is to you. Special Beginnings is designed to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy. Specially trained obstetrical nurses will contact you regularly with pregnancy-related educational materials covering:

  • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition
  • Healthy life choices
  • Fetal development
  • Newborn care

Enroll in Special Beginnings to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy. Enroll early by calling 1-888-421-7781 and enjoy the benefits of this special resource.

Breastfeeding Support, Services, and Supplies Available through UT SELECT Medical

Benefits will be provided for breastfeeding counseling and support services by a provider, during pregnancy and/or in the post-partum period. Benefits include the purchase of manual or electric breast pumps, accessories and supplies and the rental of hospital grade pumps.  




Limit / Restriction


100% –  no cost-share

Electric or manual pumps (one per pregnancy) and supplies purchased through network providers or contracted durable medical equipment suppliers (DME). For assistance locating a network provider, please contact a Blue Cross Benefits Value Advisor (BVA) at the Customer Service number on your medical ID card.

Manual pumps purchased at a retail store are covered at 100% by the plan up to a maximum of $250. Claims for pumps and supplies purchased from non-network providers (other than retail) are covered at the out of network benefit level and reimbursed at the non-contracting allowable amount.


100% –  no cost-share

Hospital Grade

100% –  no cost-share, rental only
(see limit / restriction)

In-network or 
contracted DME supplier

Hospital grade pump only available for monthly DME rental. Coverage is up to the purchase price of $1,000 or 12 months whichever comes first. Once coverage ends, the unit must be returned to DME provider.

Breast Pump Supplies A4281-A4286 are covered at 100% without cost-sharing.

Please contact BCBSTX UT SELECT customer service at (866) 882-2034 for assistance finding DME providers that can supply hospital grade breast pumps, or for any questions related to this UT SELECT Medical benefit.

Parents and Kids Health

To children, the world is a large place full of excitement, thrills, opportunities, and questions. As parents, we want our children to be healthy from their head to their toes. Kidshealth.org is a website for parents and kids with information on tips for staying healthy, growing up, dealing with feelings, and articles featuring interactive activities.