Pregnancy is a beautiful time. The excitement that comes with knowing you are on your way to having a baby is second to none, but the financial burden it carries could put a strain on the ‘mother to be’.
Medical aid and medical insurance all have maternity benefits that vary with each plan, to assist the expectant mother with costs, both in hospital and specialist check-ups.
But what if I am not covered yet, but I am already pregnant?
No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, unfortunately, it counts as a pre-existing condition if you are not yet covered by a medical insurance. The medical insurance is not obligated to cover anything related to your pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t beneficial to still acquire the cover, even if you are already expecting.