Mamas in the Know Blog

United Healthcare Insurance Guidelines for Breast Pumps

When first hearing the news that a breast pump may be covered by your insurance, you may wonder how it all works — will your United Healthcare actually cover a breast pump? If you are a mom with United Healthcare (UHC), you're in luck! Aeroflow Breastpumps can quickly and easily help you qualify for an insurance-covered breast pump and more.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor, by Trimester

Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, there are certain questions you should keep in mind when talking to your doctor each trimester!

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Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Breast Pump Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) covers a breast pump and breast pump supplies at no cost. They may also cover maternity and postpartum compression, too. Learn more about our process and how to get your motherhood items through insurance.

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How to Prepare for Breastfeeding

It’s hard to know how breastfeeding will go as there are so many mixed messages floating around. For some moms, breastfeeding initiation does go smoothly. Other moms encounter breastfeeding challenges, such as difficulty latching, low breast milk supply, tongue tie, and/or pain and discomfort while feeding. The important thing to remember is that help is available! As you're preparing to embark on your breastfeeding journey, here's a list of things you might want to do before your baby arrives to set you and your baby up for breastfeeding success.

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How Much Water Should I Drink During Pregnancy?

Water makes up over half of our body weight and it’s recommended that adults drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day.  Pregnant women need to drink more because water is essential for the development and functioning of the placenta, making amniotic fluid, and for the circulation of nutrients from mother to baby.

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When to See Your Doctor After Childbirth

Some new parents seem to be back on their feet in no time at all after birth, while others require a longer rest period. And even though many first-time parents take childbirth classes, most don’t have a whole lot of information about what to expect regarding recovery during the postpartum period. There are some signs and symptoms that might seem “normal” during this postpartum adjustment period that may actually be related to more serious health concerns.

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Why Breastfeeding is Beneficial for Moms and Babies

Whether you’re nursing your baby or providing them pumped breast milk, breastfeeding is beneficial for moms and babies. IBCLC Ashley Georgakopoulos shares what those benefits are, and some of them last a lifetime. 

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Does Aetna Cover Breast Pumps?

Aeroflow Breastpumps is committed to helping moms succeed by providing the best breastfeeding products and services at the most competitive rates. We love serving new and expectant moms and encouraging their breastfeeding journey by providing the best breast pumps possible and more through their insurance plans.

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A Parent’s Guide to the NICU

A NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, which is a hospital unit for sick newborns. Babies who are admitted to NICUs include those who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), have surgical conditions, birth defects, genetic syndromes, metabolic problems, and/or any other unexpected complications that arise during the newborn period, such as sepsis (infection), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or severe hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice). Learn about the different levels of the NICU, the professionals who take care of the patients and their families, and how the babies are cared for in this helpful guide for parents.

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Breastfeeding After a C-Section: What Positions to Know

Everyone's breastfeeding experience is different. And there is no “one size fits all” guide, especially after having a cesarean section! But trying out different positions is essential to finding what's most comfortable for you and your baby and setting you up for breastfeeding success. Here are six IBCLC approved breastfeeding positions we recommend for c-section mamas!

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