We believe that as an expecting mom your pregnancy should be a unique and joyful experience. Through targeted support during each trimester, pregnancy education and specific related engagements, via telephone and digital channels, we aim to help our members, achieve this. With our new Maternity Programme, we hope to improve the health of moms-to-be and, as a result, reduce the number of complications.
Expectant members can expect the following:
24/7 MATERNITY HEALTH ADVICE LINE
Should they have any health-related queries during their pregnancy, they can call the 24/7 Maternity Health Advice line on 087 056 9888. This telephone service is nurse led and has been developed to provide our pregnant members with optimum advice. It is a purely medical advice line, no diagnosis or prescription will be given.
DEDICATED CLINICAL CARE ADVISORS
A maternity nurse/midwife will call them at certain key stages throughout their pregnancy. This is to support and advise them on how to look after their health while expecting. They will be reminded about supplementation, diet and follow-up visits.
ONLINE ANTENATAL CLASSES
From the moment they register with the Bonitas Maternity Programme, they’ll have access to online antenatal classes to prepare them for the birth, their stay in hospital and what to expect when they go home. These classes will be available twice monthly and members can access them by logging on to the Bonitas website with their membership number.
WEEKLY STAGE APPROPRIATE SMS
During their pregnancy, they’ll receive a weekly SMS appropriate to the specific stage in their pregnancy. This will help them track their baby’s development and learn how and why their body is changing during the weeks of their pregnancy.
PREGNANCY EDUCATION EMAILS
They’ll also receive emails on a weekly basis for the duration of their pregnancy to help them prepare for the birth. These emails will be stage appropriate and cover topics such as preparing for childbirth, normal delivery vs caesarean, breast care, breast feeding, nutrition, etc.
BONITAS BABY BAG
We give all pregnant members a beautiful baby bag to congratulate them on the arrival of their bundle of joy. The baby bag is packed with goodies for them and their newborn. This may include nappies, baby wipes, a blanket or toy, bath products, toiletries and other items*. To register for their baby bag, they must be at least 24 weeks pregnant and have obtained pre-authorisation for their delivery.
*Contents dependent on availability
DIGITAL WEBINARS AND EVENTS
Twice a month there will be digital webinars and region specific events that will cover various aspects of maternity and baby care. Once they have registered for the Maternity Programme, they will be informed via email or SMS about the details of the webinars and events. They’ll be able to access the webinars through a link from the Bonitas website.
On the Bonitas website, they’ll be able to find a series of articles regarding common health issues during pregnancy. They can read these articles at their own time and convenience.
MATERNITY CARE BENEFITS
We also offer the following maternity benefits** to our members:
- Up to 12 consultations during pregnancy
- 2 x 2D ultrasound scans
- 1 amniocentesis
- Antenatal Classes
- 4 consultations with a midwife after delivery (1 of these can be with a lactation specialist)
- Newborn hearing screening
**Plan dependent (Excludes BonCap)
As a mom-to-be they’ll have access to the Bonitas voucher platform to redeem vouchers (specific to baby care) from our partners every month, so they can save on baby essentials and put more money back in their pocket.
HOW TO REGISTER
As a member, they can register for the Bonitas Maternity Programme through one of the following ways:
1. They can call 087 056 9888 and verify their membership to enrol
2. Or when the Fund receives a notification of their pregnancy, they’ll receive an SMS about the Maternity Programme. If they reply yes for more information, they’ll receive a call to register them on the programme.
We trust that the new Bonitas Maternity Programme will offer members all the support they need during their pregnancy and birth so that they can focus on staying healthy and taking care of their bundle of joy.