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Special Beginnings®

We understand how important it is for you to take care of yourself and your growing baby. That's why we are pleased to offer Special Beginnings, a confidential maternity program designed to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy. Please note that the Special Beginnings program became mandatory as of January 1, 2012.

Expectant mothers receive the support they need from early pregnancy until six weeks after delivery, including:

  • Pregnancy risk factor identification and ongoing communication/monitoring 
  • Educational materials covering pregnancy and infant care topics, including a comprehensive educational book 
  • Personal telephone contact with maternity nurses and staff
  • Assistance in managing high-risk conditions such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia 
  • Access to an online resource with maternity tools, articles and information 

Please note: You must call the Sysco Benefits Center at 1-800-557-9726 within 31 days of the birth of your child to add them to your benefit policy.

Getting Started is Easy

Call toll-free 1-888-421-7781, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., CT.

You will then be contacted by phone or mail to complete a confidential questionnaire, which asks about your medical and obstetrical history, your current pregnancy and information about your lifestyle that could affect your baby. The information provided allows us to determine your risk level and provide you with the right support for a healthy pregnancy.

The first step to having a healthy baby is getting prenatal care, so be sure to enroll in the program as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

Special Beginnings is not a substitute for professional medical guidance. It is important to share any health concerns with your physician.

Special Beginnings Program Now Mandatory

Important: To receive the highest level of benefits, enroll as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Pregnant associates, spouses and dependent children who do not enroll during their first or second trimester will incur a $250 reduction in benefits, taken on the inpatient delivery claim. Call 1-888-421-7781 to enroll