When states expanded Medicaid eligibility, pregnant people were less likely to have disruptions in health care insurance around the time of pregnancy.
Disruptions in insurance coverage disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority women before, during and after pregnancy.
Hospital choice, higher maternal BMI and larger baby size increase chances of cesarean deliveries, according to an abstract presented at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual Pregnancy Meeting.
Despite an ACA mandate that large, employer-based health plans cover maternity care, some are shouldering more of the expenses tied to having a baby.
Study uncovers disparities in dangerous birth experiences between women living in rural and urban communities.
Study: About 1 in 8 women report infertility in the U.S. – but women with higher incomes and education levels are significantly more likely to seek fertility treatment than other groups.