I never knew you could get a free breast pump through insurance until I became pregnant.
I even asked other moms in my family, and they had no idea.
Thanks to mom bloggers for informing me through their blogs!
Now that I knew I could get a free breast pump through my insurance,
I was worried that the process would take too long or would require too much information from me,
And maybe that’s why I had not heard too many moms around me speak about free breast pumps.
But this is far from the truth. The process was simple!
How to Get Your Free Breast Pump?
1. Contact Your Insurance Provider
The first thing you must do is, contact your insurance provider.
This is so the insurance provider can explain their process of getting a free breast pump to you, and so they can tell you which vendors they work with.
Your insurance representative will provide you with a list of locations around your area and a few websites where you can select your preferred breast pump.
They will also ask you to get a breast pump prescription from your doctor (primary or OB) for a double electric breast pump.
** Some insurance providers don’t ask you to get a prescription from your because when you select the pump online, the vendor will inform your insurance, and your insurance will then request the prescription from your doctor.**
2. Get Your Breast Pump Prescription
If your insurance provider does ask you to get a breast pump prescription from your doctor,
You can wait until your next prenatal appointment with your OB, or if they allow you to walk into the doctor’s office without an appointment, then you can do that instead.
I had to walk in one day and ask my doctor if they could give me a prescription because I was about 37-38 weeks pregnant, and I was worried I wouldn’t get my pump before my baby arrived.
3. Decide on a Breast Pump
Do research on your top 5 breast pumps!
MY Top 5 were,
1. Spectra S1
2. Spectra S2
I’m a new mom, so I picked these based on the positive reviews and seeing them everywhere!
4. Pick vendor
How to pick a vendor?
Pick by which one carries the pump you want the MOST!
If all vendors do, then pick the one that will get it to you the quickest.
The pump I wanted the Elvie pump because it was hands-free, and I figured with a newborn, that would be great!
But, none of the vendors from my list carried this pump.
So my second best was the Spectra S2, and one of the three vendors carried this pump!
That’s how I decided on a vendor.
*I’m glad it works out this way because honestly love the Spectra S2 way better than the Elvie.*
5. Receive your free Breast Pump!
The vendor I decided on was online.
So once I selected the pump I wanted,
I then had to upload the prescription my doctor gave me to the website.
After that, I enter my information (name, address, contact info.) and hit submit!
I received my pump in 1-2 weeks!
I hope you found this was helpful!
Let me know in the comments below, if getting your free breast pump was this easy?