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Healthy pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You probably have many questions about your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. We’re here to help you get the answers you need.

This page has helpful pregnancy information and material. It’s a great starting point to learn about the benefits, services, classes and programs available to you.

Call the Advocacy Line at 702-691-5665 if you:

Prenatal care

It’s important for you to go to the doctor during your pregnancy. Your first doctor’s visit for your pregnancy should be before you’re 12 weeks pregnant. Once you find out you’re pregnant, please make an appointment with an OB/GYN.

High-risk pregnancy

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you need extra care and support to keep you and your baby healthy. The High Risk Pregnancy Center has a team of caring experts dedicated to helping you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. It is the only place you can go for high-risk pregnancy care.

There are 3 locations in southern Nevada. Call 888-381-0695 or visit the High Risk Pregnancy Center website to learn more.

Programs and classes

  • Healthy Pregnancy Plus program

    Let us help you through your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. The Healthy Pregnancy Plus program can teach you how to stay healthy during pregnancy and what appointments you need. You’ll get a $100 reward for completing the program. Follow this link to learn more.

  • Call It Quits program

    Smoking can cause many health problems for you and your baby. It’s very important to stop smoking during pregnancy. Smoking can cause you to have your baby too early. Join our program and let us help you quit smoking. Follow this link to learn more.

  • Breastfeeding class

    Learn what to expect when breastfeeding and how to use a breast pump. You’ll get your own breast pump and other supplies in the class. Let us help you gain the skills and confidence you need to breastfeed your baby! Follow this link to learn more.

Labor and birth

Choosing a hospital

Which hospital you have your baby in usually depends on your doctor. When choosing an OB/GYN, be sure to ask where they can deliver your baby. The doctor will usually have a few options.

View our list of in-network hospitals. You can have your baby at any of these hospitals if your doctor can deliver there.

Pre-register at a hospital

You can usually pre-register at a hospital before you deliver. Pre-registration is just visiting the hospital to let it know you want to have your baby there. You can also take a tour of the hospital and ask questions about the hospital’s policies. This will help you get ready for the big day!

When you pre-register, you’ll fill out the required forms and give your insurance information. That way you don’t have to fill out paperwork while in labor. It also helps the hospital plan for your arrival.

Prior authorization

You or your doctor must call Nevada Health Solutions at 702-216-1653 for prior authorization if your hospital stay will be longer than:

  • 2 days for vaginal delivery
  • 4 days for a C-section (cesarean) delivery

C-sections (cesarean)

Your body was created to make and have a baby. It’s best to have your baby vaginally if you don’t have any health issues. A C-section is major surgery and should be avoided if possible. If your doctor wants you to have a C-section, call the Advocacy Line at 702-691-5665.

Copays and costs

We try to keep your healthcare costs low for your pregnancy and childbirth. If you have questions about how much prenatal care is or how much the birth will cost, call the Advocacy Line at 702-691-5665. You can also read your Summary of Benefits and Coverage to see an example of what your costs could be.

Copays for pregnancy and childbirth:

Service you may need In-network provider Out-of-network provider
Office visits No charge Not covered
Childbirth/​delivery professional services No charge Not covered
Childbirth/​delivery facility services $250 copay per admission $2,000 copay/​admission + 40% coinsurance of allowable charges. Birthing centers are in this tier.
Ultrasounds and x-rays
  • $20 copay at a freestanding facility
  • $30 copay in your doctor’s office
  • $45 copay in a hospital outpatient department
Not covered

Loss of Time (LOT) benefit

You can get paid for some of the time you’ll be gone from work due to childbirth. This is called your Loss of Time benefit.

To get your Loss of Time benefit:

  1. Fill out your part of the Loss of Time formDownload PDF
  2. Have your doctor complete their portion of the form. Your doctor can’t charge you to fill out this form. It’s part of our contract with your doctor.
  3. Have your Human Resources (HR) department fill out its part of the form.
  4. You, your job, or your doctor can then send in the completed form to our Customer Service office.

Culinary Health Fund
Customer Service

1901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Suite 107
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Monday through Friday: 7:30am to 6pm

Phone: 702-733-9938
Fax: 702-733-0989

Map showing 1901 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Breastfeeding support and breast pumps

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best nutrients! It also has many health benefits for you. You can get breastfeeding support and a breast pump for no copay.

  • Attend our breastfeeding class

    You’ll get a breast pump and other supplies in the class. A professional lactation consultant will show you how to set up and use the pump. They’ll also give you tips from their personal experience with breastfeeding. Follow this link to learn more about our breastfeeding class.

  • Pick up your breast pump

    If you don’t want to attend the class, you can pick up your breast pump once you’ve reached your 3rd trimester. Please call our Advocacy Line at 702-691-5665 to let the advocates know you’re coming.

  • Get breastfeeding help for no copay

    You can get a 1 hour and 30-minute visit with ZtoA Lactation Advising for no copay. During the visit you can talk with a breastfeeding professional about any issues or questions you have.

Call 702-425-2791 if you have problems with breastfeeding or pumping.

Breastfeeding professionals can help:

  • Make sure your baby is latching correctly
  • Improve your milk supply
  • Solve pain and soreness issues
  • Support breastfeeding or pumping during hospital stays
  • Create schedules for work and school

To talk to a breastfeeding professional or to make an appointment:

Someone will answer your call from 8am to 8pm. You can leave a message at any time. If your call is urgent, someone will call you back within an hour. All other calls will be returned the next morning.

Finding a pediatrician for your baby

Choosing the right pediatrician for your baby is important. Be sure to pick an in-network pediatrician before your baby arrives. Your baby will need to go to the pediatrician during the first week after birth. You can take your baby to a pediatrician at the Culinary Health Center or one of our in-network providers.

To find a pediatrician for your baby:

Health insurance for your baby

Once your baby is born, you’ll want to make sure he or she has health benefits. You should add your baby to your health insurance plan within 30 days of birth so there is no lapse in coverage. A birth certificate is needed to enroll your newborn as a dependent.

Birth certificates are available from the Southern Nevada Health District. Visit the district’s Birth Certificates webpage for more information.

You have 30 days after birth to enroll your newborn as a dependent. Be sure to bring your baby’s birth certificate to our Customer Service office.

Culinary Health Fund
Customer Service

1901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Suite 107
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Monday through Friday: 7:30am to 6pm

Phone: 702-733-9938
Fax: 702-733-0989

Map showing 1901 Las Vegas Boulevard South

Getting care after your baby is born

  • Get help with your feelings and emotions

    You may have many emotions after you have your baby. You’ll feel joy and excitement, but you may also experience sadness, fear or anxiety. If you have extreme sadness, anxiety or exhaustion that makes it hard to do daily activities, it’s important for you to get help right away. Please talk to your doctor or call Harmony Healthcare at 702-251-8000 for help.

  • Consider your birth control options

    After you have your baby, you may want to talk to your doctor about birth control. You have many options when it comes to birth control. Most birth control is available for no copay. You can talk to your doctor about birth control at your checkup 6 weeks after you have your baby.

  • Get back to a healthy weight and shape

    If you have issues losing the weight you gained during your pregnancy, we have a program that can help. Our Culinary Healthier U program offers a personal nutrition plan. You can see a registered dietician up to 26 times per year as part of the program.