Cover for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Bankmed offers cover for in-hospital and out-of-hospital pregnancy and childbirth, subject to your selected Plan benefits. Preparing for your baby's arrival? Join the Baby and Me Programme.

Baby-and-Me Programme

Baby-and-Me is Bankmed's maternity programme that informs and empowers expectant parents during pregnancy.

Core Saver, Traditional, Comprehensive Plans

Bankmed's pregnancy programme Baby-and-Me, provides additional cover for pregnancy and childbirth. Only members on the Core Saver, Traditional and Comprehensive Plans can access this programme. Members on the Plus Plan do not qualify for the additional coverage from the Insured Benefit.

Reasons to join

We provide additional coverage from the Insured Benefit during pregnancy for services such as ultrasounds and further consultations. A client relationship manager can help you to register on the programme and give you advice throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.

When you register, you receive:

  • A Bankmed baby hamper*, which can be redeemed at any Toys R Us / Babies R Us stores nationally
  • Additional cover
  • Regular communication at different milestones throughout your pregnancy
  • Help with hospital pre-authorisation
  • A hospital checklist to prepare you for your hospital stay
* The contents of the Bankmed baby hamper can be changed without notice depending on stock availability.

How to join

Simply complete the Baby-and-Me application form below and send it via one of the below channels:

To complete the form, you will require:
  • Bankmed membership number
  • Details of parent-to-be
  • Details of parent-to-be's caregiver (Healthcare Professional)
  • Expected date of delivery
  • Details of medical history and previous pregnancies (if applicable)


You can collect your Bankmed Baby Hamper from any Toys R Us or Babies R Us store. All you need to do is open the link we send to you by SMS, click on REDEEM and present your code at the till point. If you have misplaced the SMS, contact us on 011 529 7227 and we will resend it to you.

Preparing for your baby's arrival

The 28th week marks the first phase of the final trimester of your pregnancy and you need to prepare for the baby's arrival. The preparation stage begins with booking your hospital admission. A hospital pre-authorisation number will be requested by the hospital when you book your hospital stay. This is a unique number that is provided to you by Bankmed, you may contact us on 0800 BANKMED (0800 226 5633) for additional information.

You have your hospital pre-authorisation number - What now?

To ensure payment of related hospital claims and that your baby is registered as a dependant, you must complete the dependant registration forms within 30 days of the date of birth of your baby (or babies).