If VA covers pregnancy care, why aren’t babies delivered in VA hospitals?

VA covers pregnancy care through arrangements with community providers. VA will pay for prenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care for eligible women Veterans, as well as care to newborns for the first seven days after birth for all eligible women Veterans. Many details are involved with pregnancy care. Contact a Women Veterans Program Manager as early in pregnancy as possible to discuss local processes regarding prenatal care and to explore your options. If a pregnant Veteran has a permanent, total disability resulting from a service connected injury, and the child is not otherwise eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), then the child could receive care under VA’s Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), which is different from VA’s routine, seven-day newborn coverage.