Partners in Pregnancy

Optima Health recognizes that pregnancy in itself can be a life-altering journey and even the most experienced mom may feel in need of extra support.

That’s why we developed the Optima Health Partners in Pregnancy Program -- a program dedicated to providing guidance, support, and education to all expectant moms with Optima Health insurance. This program is available at no charge to every subscriber or their spouse enrolled with Optima Health.

What Optima Health Has to Offer

A Pregnancy Partner will provide:

  • Help in finding a participating physician
  • Timely health tips mailed directly to your home
  • A list of important resources
  • Help in coordinating prenatal care
  • Screenings for risk
  • Referrals to community classes or services
  • Help locating resources when transportation assistance to medical appointments is needed

Important Health Information to Remember About Your Pregnancy

Timely doctor visits are important. To make sure you and your baby are healthy, see your doctor at least:

  • Once every 4 weeks for the first 6 months
  • Once every 2 weeks for the 7th and 8th months
  • Once a week in the 9th month

Your doctor may ask you to visit more often or may ask you to consent to testing and counseling.

Call your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Change in vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Regular contractions/tightening of the uterus
  • Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea
  • Pelvic Pressure-it feels like the baby is pushing down
  • Low, dull backache near your tailbone
  • Fluid leaking from the vagina (your water breaks)
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher and/or chills

Get a flu shot (if recommended by your doctor)

Educational Materials

Visit for more information about the free “Get Off Your Butt: Stay Smokeless for Life” program

Sentara Maternity Services — Sign up for classes and events, get locations of Sentara maternity facilities, take virtual tours of maternity suites at Sentara facilities and more. If you don’t find the information you need, please call us at 1-866-239-0618.

Pregnancy Support

If you are pregnant, you don’t have to wait until we call, you can contact us at any time.

Call the member services telephone number on your Optima Health member card, tell them you are pregnant and ask to be connected with a case manager who can help you answer your questions about pregnancy. You may call 1-866-239-0618.

Contact Information


Partners in Pregnancy
Optima Health
4417 Corporation Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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