For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015.
Medicaid pregnancy coverage, expires 60 days after childbirth, leaving many women without health insurance at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
A fortunate few have minimal symptoms, but at least three-quarters of women will have some symptoms. One-third are moderately to severely affected.
Pregnant patients with a low risk of birth problems who are cared for by a midwife in a hospital will likely experienced fewer interventions and complications.
There are more than 400 fertility apps available, and over 100 million women worldwide are using them. But they require some caution in their use.
Often women who miscarry will experience feelings of guilt. But miscarriage is very rarely caused by anything the mother did.
On average perimenopause lasts for three to four years, usually starting in the mid to late 40s. But for some women it can start as early as the mid-30s.
Most mothers-to-be in the US – 65% – have not been vaccinated against the flu and whooping cough, putting their and their infants’ health at risk, CDC reports.
Texas law forbids it from funding organizations that provide abortion, so Austin is funding groups that pay for transportation and hotels for women seeking abortion.
Some changes are more obvious than others. We all know that women get a visible bump. But pregnancy can also change some of their key bodily functions.
Neurologist Laura Boylan suffered from tremors and loss of balance that she attributed to a cyst in her brain. Why didn’t her doctors believe her?
The association between eating chicken and a lowered breast cancer risk may because of eating less red meat — not some protective factor in chicken.
The U.S. maternal mortality rate is higher than in Canada, Japan, or any Western European country — even higher than the rate in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan.
A UK company is offering women a procedure it says can delay menopause up to 20 years and allow women to delay having babies.
But don’t get too excited.
Two of the most common disorders that cause period problems are uterine fibroids and endometriosis.