Pregnancy and Childbirth
The university provides graduate students a childbirth and adoption accommodation program.
Once pregnant, schedule an appointment with any doctor at McCosh so that the doctor can refer you to a prenatal care outside the school. You should speak to Michelle Gregory, Student Health Plan Manager, University Health Services, about insurance benefits. She can be reached at 609-258-3138 or “mgregory” [at] “princeton.edu”.
Aetna student health gives you an 80% discount on prenatal vitamins in the part 15 months. You need to mail them your name, address, insurance information, intent of receiving the 80% reimbursement, a summary of your vitamin purchases, and copies of all purchase receipts to Aetna’s address on the back of the insurance card. They will then mail you a check with the 80% reimbursement within a month or two as well as a claim online that shows each of the purchase and the discount applied.
There are two predominant prenatal care near Princeton. Both are well recommended. Regardless of which one you choose, you will give birth at the maternity unit of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). Newly built in 2012, you get a quiet and spacious room, but it’s on the expensive side. They conduct frequent maternity unit tours.
- Princeton Medical Group at 419 N Harrison St, next to the Princeton Shopping Center. Most TwC members choose this practice.
- Princeton OB/GYN located at UMCPP’s Medical Arts Pavilion building, fifth floor.
- Midwifery services at Delaware Valley OB/GYN
TwC members recommend the following Prenatal Yoga around Princeton: