VA maternity care coordinators help women Veterans navigate health care services


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Women Veterans deserve and expect high-quality health care to address their needs, and in some cases their needs include deciding when motherhood is right for them. Whether women Veterans are looking to start a family or to prevent pregnancy, VA can help. 

Many women Veterans have complex medical needs that need attention during pregnancy. Maternity care coordinators understand these needs and help women Veterans navigate health care services inside and outside of VA throughout pregnancy to ensure timely and continuous care.   

Additional services covered under the maternity care benefit include: newborn care for up to seven days, lactation services and products (consultation services, breast pumps and supplies), nursing bras, postpartum screenings and support groups. Maternity care coordinators are available at every VA medical center.  

The number of women Veterans seeking pregnancy care is likely to rise. VA encourages women Veterans to speak with their provider or contact the Women Veterans Call Center to find their nearest Maternity Care Coordinator. The Women Veterans Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET by calling 1-855-829-6636 or chat online at www.womenshealth.va.gov

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