It's been awhile so I'm basically starting from scratch which absolutely okay. Scary but okay.
The only thing I put off because I knew I was covered for was a breast pump. That was until I called my insurance. I have had fights with them before and honestly they are the big eats dicks on the planet. From baby #1 genetic testing (you apparently don't need to know if your kid has problems) to my possible blood clot with baby #2 (I guess dying is way more suitable to them). Now it is pumps. Technically covered by the ACA (with no sarcasm - Thanks Obama), the workaround is that you take their officially sanctioned pump which may or may not be consumer viable instead the basic equivalent by a higher brand.
What pissed me off was the rep saying you can take a free one or you're on your own. Great. As much I pay, I really do in premiums and co-pay at ceilings, you expect a letter something about "hey you're having a kid, here is what you need to know". No, as their customer you have to read their ridiculous and ridiculously long explanation of benefits appendix which is updated annually. To be fair and honest, reading Wikipedia is more fun while having hemmorids.
What am I saying? That Moms talk. If you're a mom, especially a new one, you're reading this. We read Amazon reviews. Talk during car pick up lines. Give friends advice via Facebook. Word gets out fast so up that service infamous blue insurance company. Wouldn't take much.
So. By April, you'll have my verdict on this pump. I try to give pictures and in depth reviews. I'll even purchase parts for my old Medela and compare the two on pumping prowess. Here is hoping this insurance issued pump isn't a piece of crap.
You already know how much I love (that's sarcasm) my insurance.