More States Adding Medicaid Benefit for Doula Services
Doulas are trained professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support to women before, during and after childbirth.
More States Shield Against Rogue Abortion Prosecutions
Physicians, public health officials and women’s advocates have long cautioned that arrests for self-managed abortions and miscarriages will disproportionately stigmatize low-income people, immigrants and women of color who already lack access to reproductive health care.
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials
COVID-19 pandemic may produce dramatic changes in life expectancy, birth rates and immigration
We’re still studying the long-term implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on populations
Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate
Worldwide study also found that 11% of babies contracted the novel coronavirus from their mothers.
Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth
The findings suggest that extending screening for postpartum depressive symptoms for at least two years after childbirth may be beneficial.
COVID-19 raises risk for women who are obese and pregnant, UW study
The findings support categorizing pregnant patients as a higher risk group, particularly with obesity and chronic diseases like asthma and high blood pressure.
What the ban on gene-edited babies means for family planning
Today, it’s not longer “can we,” but rather, “should we” edit human embryos destined to be born?
Having a Baby May Cost Some Families $4,500 Out-Of-Pocket
For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015.
Extending Medicaid After Childbirth Could Reduce Maternal Deaths
Medicaid pregnancy coverage, expires 60 days after childbirth, leaving many women without health insurance at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.
Low-risk moms face fewer complications with midwives, UW study finds
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.
What causes miscarriages?
Often women who miscarry will experience feelings of guilt. But miscarriage is very rarely caused by anything the mother did.
Low Rates of Vaccination During Pregnancy Leave Moms, Babies Unprotected, CDC
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.
How pregnancy changes women’s metabolism and immune systems
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.