Maternity

We want this experience to be full of joy and excitement as you welcome a new life into the world!

For Gold members, maternity expenses are eligible for sharing after reaching $500 per pregnancy. Christian Healthcare Ministries will share qualifying bills for...

  • Pre-natal (including up to three ultrasounds, provided they are medically necessary)
  • Hospital delivery (including cesarean and multiple births)
  • Home births
  • Midwives (see Guideline R.11)
  • Complications (mother and baby)
  • Post-natal (up to six weeks)
  • One lactation consultant visit (if medically necessary; an itemized charge must appear on your bill or you must submit a note from your healthcare provider)

...with a maximum of $125,000 per pregnancy, provided the mother joined the Gold program at least 300 days before the doctor’s estimated due date. This generally means that members must wait at least 30 days—one month—after joining the ministry before becoming pregnant in order for that pregnancy and delivery to be eligible for sharing (Women who choose to switch from a lower level to Gold should allow 30 days for the change to take effect).

Two exciting advantages available for eligible Gold pregnancies:

  • The maximum per-pregnancy amount of assistance is unlimited with participation in the Brother’s Keeper program.
  • For mothers giving birth under CHM’s Gold program, any non-routine medical bills your baby incurs in the first three months after birth are eligible for sharing.

Helpful resources

Download our complete Gold program maternity guide or view the CHM maternity Guideline (Guideline R). You can also download a sample medical bill log that will help you keep track of your maternity bills.

Read their stories here

Maternity testimonies

Jake and Charity McEntire (Denton, TX)

God gives everyone dreams, and the McEntires had two dreams: Jake wanted to see his script for Run the Race on the big screen and Charity wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Charity was working at a school when her fellow teacher told her about CHM. They joined CHM shortly after, but now was the time for the test. Would CHM enable them to pursue their dreams and share for the birth of their baby boy?

Jonathan & Lesia Pettijohn (Valley View, TX)

The Pettijohn clan is a multigenerational “CHM family.” After being impressed by CHM’s ministry and stewardship principles, Lyndon “Tiger” Pettijohn and his wife, Anne, encouraged their son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Lesia, to join as well. They had no idea of the level of support they would receive from ministry members as CHM shared medical bills for Tiger—and helped usher them into grandparenthood. Jon and Lesia experienced the blessings of CHM’s Gold maternity program for each of their children, including one born in an unexpected place.

The Hills (Ada, MI)

Intending to return to Uganda where they serve as missionaries, the Hill family rejoiced as they learned they would give birth after their arrival. Concerned about their pregnancy being on the heels of a miscarriage, doctors encouraged them to remain in the United States for their baby’s birth. Complications ensued, including a less than 10-minute survival window for both mother and son. See how the Hills learned about God’s involvement in their lives and His provision of $300,000 through CHM members for the birth of their son, Joshua.

Foothills Christian Church (El Cajon, CA)

A dangerous delivery. A three-week NICU stay. Four months of hospice care. Severe brain damage leading to cerebral palsy. A praying church looking to God for healing and to CHM for financial help. Watch the Hoffman family and Foothills Christian Church’s pastors tell their miraculous story about the greater body of Christ rallying to bless their family and share over $224,000 in medical bills.

The Barradas Family (Yuma, AZ)

CHM members Janelle and Esteban Barradas share their story about how CHM helped share for their maternity medical costs.

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