Updated 17 February 2013

Momentum Health maternity benefits

For Momentum Health, it is important for a medical scheme to offer the best maternity benefit in the market.


For many of us, there can be no compromise when it comes to being prepared for parenthood. For Momentum Health, it is equally important to offer the best maternity benefit in the market. This is why members who register on the maternity programme when they are between 8 and 12 weeks pregnant, qualify for up to 12 antenatal visits at either a GP, gynaecologist or a registered midwife, as well as 2 pregnancy or growth scans – one before the 24th week and one after.

The Scheme’s Health Platform benefit even covers 2 paediatrician visits in the child’s first year on all but the Ingwe and Access Options. It is worthwhile to note that one needs to be a member of the Scheme prior to falling pregnant, in order to enjoy the full value and benefits of the maternity programme, and actual benefits will differ depending on a member’s choice of option.

Upon registration on the maternity programme, members receive “The pregnancy and birth book” by Tina Ottes, especially helpful for first-time moms-to-be. In high-risk cases, an in-house midwife will contact the member on a regular basis to offer advice, support and encouragement.

If a member is also on Multiply, Momentum’s wellness programme, they get

  • A free 12-month subscription to Living & Loving
  • Free informative articles every week
  • A Momentous Baby hamper that includes:
  • a stylish Caboodle backpack
  • a number of Pigeon products
  • a Tiny Love developmental toy
  • a Baby-on-Board suction sign
  • a free one-year subscription to the Living & Loving magazine
  • a R100 Virgin Spa voucher for Mommy-me-time
  • a Baby City discount voucher booklet for Huggies products and various other items
  • a R100 discount voucher off the cost of a Baby Love routine and sleep training for babies workshop
  • 25% off the retail cost of Preggi bellies classes - South Africa's leading exercise programme for pregnant and post natal mothers

(Press release, May 2011)