Stories tagged: "pregnancy"

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Pregnancy Discrimination Still Happens. This Bill Would Ensure Workers Get the Protections They Need.

Discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal in the United States for more than 40 years, but as these women's stories show, it still happens.

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Pregnancy Is Now a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19. Here’s How One Black Woman Is Handling It All.

Recent data found that pregnant Black and Hispanic women with COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized or admitted into the intensive care unit.

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I’m A Doula. Here’s What’s Happening to Mothers Giving Birth During This Crisis

Pregnant women are being forced to choose between solitude or home delivery due to coronavirus.

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 serves to address Black maternal health crisis
Landmark Legislation Seeks to Reduce Black Maternal Health Risks

The Black Maternal Health Caucus unveiled a package of bills this week that aims to comprehensively improve health outcomes for Black mothers.

Women in Kazakhstan are more likely to survive childbirth than Americans

Improving access to care in rural America is a key focus of bill approved by House committee.

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Medicaid coverage for new moms only lasts 60 days post-birth — for now

Last week, lawmakers voted to advance legislation that would give states the option to extend the public insurance option for new mothers to a year.

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What could happen to millions of women if the ACA is repealed

A decision in the case challenging the federal law is expected any day now.