There are moments during pregnancy that seem like it might never end. Anxiously waiting to meet your baby or never feeling comfortable after week 36. Even if pregnancy seems like it will never end, those nine months will eventually fly by, and preparing for a baby can be an exciting and hectic process.
Babies can be expensive. Fortunately, since 2013 the breastfeeding provision of the ACA has helped expecting moms. Mothers are now eligible to receive a free breast pump through their insurance.
Do I Need a Breast Pump?
Most commonly, a mom uses a breast pump to return to work and continue to provide breast
milk for her baby. A breast pump can support a mom’s breastfeeding goals in a variety of ways. It can help manage engorgement or draw out inverted nipples. Building a supply of expressed milk means your partner can the responsibility and joy of feeding. The breast milk supply can be used in case you are unable to breastfeed your baby.
One of the most generous things you could do with an excess breast milk supply is donate it. For premature babies in the NICU, breast milk is one of the most powerful things to help their development. As you can imagine, expressing milk in those situations is extremely stressful. Donating to milk banks helps preemies get the breast milk they need safely and effectively.
Even if you don’t plan on using a breast pump, it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Your eligibility for a pump might expire after a certain date after your baby arrives.
How to Get a Breast Pump Through Insurance
When was the last time you filed an insurance claim for anything? It is a process. For most insurance policies, a woman is only eligible for a breast pump during a certain time during her pregnancy. Some women can’t get a breast pump until 30 days before their due date! That does not leave a wide margin if your baby comes early.
If you do chose to go at it alone, the first step is to contact insurance company, and you will get clarification on what pump features you qualify for. Usually the insurance agent is familiar with only one “insurance breast pump”.
Next you’ll need to get a prescription from your OB/GYN to prove a breast pump is medically necessary. You’ll need to make sure the doctor’s office faxes prescription to your insurance agent.
Now you can get your breast pump! You can either buy a breast pump and wait for a reimbursement or order the breast pump from a medical supply store at the exact right time.
The Aeroflow Breastpumps Process
As an expectant mom, you have a lot of your plate, and getting a breast pump through insurance doesn’t have to be one. Aeroflow Breastpump makes the process of getting a breast pump covered through your insurance as easy as possible. We value the individual and work to determine exact coverage and benefits based on your specific insurance plan so that you get the best breast pump to make your breastfeeding experience a positive one.
To get started, Aeroflow’s qualify through insurance form asks for a few bits of information such as address, due date and insurance provider. Once you submit the form, a dedicated Breastpump Specialist will process your information and give you a call to discuss your options. Aeroflow offers a huge selection of breast pumps for you to choose from, and our Specialists are trained on each and every pump to help you choose the best option for your lifestyle.
We take care of everything, including:
- Contacting your physician for a prescription
- Recommending breast pump options based on your lifestyle and breastfeeding goals
- Informing you if certain resupply options are available under your insurance plan
- Billing and processing insurance claims for a breast pump
- Shipping your breast pump to your door, free of charge!
Once you choose your breast pump, we process your order ship it to your door. The entire process is totally free! Some insurance plans require that a mom is at a certain point in her pregnancy before she gets her pump, but your Breastpump Specialist will let you know exactly when you can get order placed and will even remind you about your eligibility and benefits when your due date is near if you end up having to wait a bit before ordering your breast pump.
Preparing for a baby requires a lot of decisions. As an expectant mom, use your time wisely on what is important to you whether that’s finding the perfect nursery room color, interviewing pediatricians, or booking a baby photographer. Let Aeroflow Breastpumps send you a breast pump so you don’t have to worry about it.
We scheduled Kate’s maternity session about one month in advance. She was excited about cooler weather as she runs hot so we chose December 9. It’s South Carolina so we never expected Winter Wonderland Maternity Pictures Greenville SC!
When the unexpected snow came on December 8, Kate messaged me to say that she would totally be up for snow pictures if I was. I was delighted!
The roads were clear so we headed out to Paris Mountain State Park to enjoy a little adventure.
Kate chose this pretty gown from my Mama Wardrobe and I brought along my own wool coat and a silk blanket just in case it got a little cool for Kate. I have to say that this was the first maternity session I’ve shot where mama wore both snow boots and pearls! It was so much fun.
This little spot at Paris Mountain is my favorite for intimate maternity portraits. I love the lush dark foliage, the beautiful rocks, and the leading lines from the path and fallen trees. These things make such a dramatic backdrop for a maternity session.
However, my favorite shots are always details. Hands so tenderly protecting a beautiful new person. The slow waiting for joy to unfold in it’s time is the most beautiful season to me.
Kate, I know this is baby number four. I know that your are simultaneously excited and simultaneously a fourth time mama who knows what’s coming. Take the time to celebrate. Make yourself slow down a bit and enjoy this little miracle. As you and I both know, babies don’t keep.
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I’m not going to lie: I almost stole McCall. Those curls and those crystal blue eyes. Who wouldn’t want to steal him after spending time with him?!
He made me laugh so much when he sneezed and I handed him hand sanitizer. McCall licked it. I learned to give better instructions and gave him a good cuddle for that mistake!
April is stunning. She’s such a gentle soul. A speech therapist by trade, I could easily see her patience and perseverance at this maternity session.
Everything about her color scheme just screamed serene.
We carried the same color scheme over into her newborn session. I love how this made both galleries perfectly suited for either an album or a wall collage together.f
This tiny smile in this Piper Romper from Lydia’s Hope Chest was my favorite from this session.
Interested in booking a studio maternity and newborn session with Quiet Graces? I’d love to help you create a cohesive gallery perfect for an album. Your first step to booking your session is to contact us. We’ll send you information about working with us in the studio and help you create the session of your dreams.
This precious mama’s sister gifted her both a maternity and newborn session with us. She wanted Samantha to feel beautiful, treasured, and to take some time to celebrate her precious daughter Scarlett. I’m really glad that Cassie connected us!
Samantha and I chose a couple of sweet dresses from our studio wardrobe. A flowered gown and a cream lace mini dress. Samantha looked like a goddess in both of them. She is a poised model who needed little direction on facial expression or posing.
Baby Scarlett was a welcome surprise. A joy they were expecting to be a long time coming. She is adored beyond my ability to share in words.
My favorite part of maternity sessions is just the quiet time to enjoy each mama and learn about her hopes for her baby and her fears about early motherhood. I never want a client to leave my studio without feeling specifically and especially encouraged in her mama journey.
Samantha, I can’t wait to meet Scarlett and continue supporting you as best as I can.
Thinking about freezing time through a maternity or newborn portrait session? I’d love to serve your family with encouragement and priceless memories in both digital and printed forms.
Sometimes mamas amaze me from the very beginning.
Lindsey was one of those mamas. Her very first email won me over immediately. Her grateful heart and bubbly personality shone through from the beginning.
Lindsey’s baby was a complete miracle. A previous emergency surgery had given her a very small chance to conceive again. Just as her husband Jason and she had surrendered their hope for another baby….
And even better yet, they took the surprise further by keeping the gender a surprise until his/her birth day! I honestly can’t wait to meet s/he and find out. I love that Lindsey is keeping it a surprise for me even after delivery.
Lindsey chose to add hair and makeup onto her maternity session and she was overjoyed with her choice. Katie from Cotton Rouge made Lindsey feel and look so amazing that Jason and Lindsey spontaneously hired a sitter for date that evening!
Speaking of Jason and Lindsey, their bond was one of the most beautiful husband and wife relationships I have witnessed in the studio. When Jason brought the boys into the studio Lindsey pretty much glowed. He made her smile and blossom into the most beautiful version of herself right in front of my eyes. I couldn’t believe it.
And their boys… ah Sawyer and Cole. These little love bugs were adorable.
Sawyer at two was the most obedient two year old I’ve ever had in the studio. Although he did get a little flustered as his attention span waned, we almost always got the shot with Sawyer in the first couple of frames.
Cole is Lindsey’s adventurous dare devil. His personality shined immediately. I’m not sure we got a single classic smile at all, but that’s okay because we captured his mischievous personality to the fullest. I loved it.
Lindsey, I can’t wait to meet your surprise miracle. Thank you so much for trusting me with your memories.