Antepartum Services (Services Before Your Baby is Delivered)

TRICARE covers the following services before your baby is born:

  • Amniocentesis—Transabdominal needle aspiration of amniotic fluid
  • Chordocentesis—Percutaneous puncture of the umbilical vein to obtain fetal blood sample
  • Chorionic villus sampling—Transabdominal or transcervical aspiration of the villus tissue
  • Fetal stress tests
  • Electronic fetal monitoring

TRICARE doesn't cover antepartum services for the following reasons:

  • To establish paternity of a child
  • To determine the sex of an unborn child
  • As routine or demand genetic testing
  • Isoimmunization to the ABO blood antigens

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022