Doctors are showing they are reluctant to practice in places where making the best decision for a patient could result in huge fines or even a prison sentence.
Montana, Alaska, Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming are among the latest states moving to provide health coverage for up to a year after pregnancy through the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people.
Actor Al Pacino announced that he and his girlfriend Noor Alfallah (29) are eight months pregnant.
Recent allegations by WNBA player Dearica Hamby that her coach harassed her for being pregnant have shined a renewed spotlight on one of the biggest challenges that female professional athletes face. Juggling the demands of parenthood with those of a professional sports career is just one of myriad challenges female athletes face in an industry rife with pay disparities, harassment and bullying.
Black women are nearly three times more likely to die during pregnancy or delivery than any other race. Black babies are also more likely to die, and also far more likely to be born prematurely, according to a project examining health disparities experienced by Black Americans across a lifetime.
Dr. Mark Biagtan, an allergy, asthma and immunology physician at UW Health, explains the three major types of allergies we can experience and one of them only occurs during pregnancy. In addition, Dr. Biagtan gives recommendations to help with allergies.
Doctors say they are reluctant to practice in abortion-banned states, where making the best decision for a patient could run afoul of the law. Even former President Donald Trump’s surgeon general is concerned about the repercussions for women’s health, writes KFF Health News’ chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner.
Dr. Mark Biagtan, an allergy, asthma and immunology physician at UW Health, explains the three major types of allergies we can experience and …
Infant mortality rates across the South are by far the worst in the U.S. A look at South Carolina — where multimillion-dollar programs aimed at improving rates over the past 10 years have failed to move the needle — drives home the challenge of finding solutions, especially in rural communities.
A federally funded program in remote New Mexico has helped hundreds of pregnant mothers stay healthy, but it’s running out of time and money despite a growing national maternity care crisis. The four-year, nearly $3 million grant has provided telehealth, coordinated care, and social services to mothers in need.
Women are the fastest-growing group among U.S. veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is working to meet their health needs, including pregnancy care.
Mifepristone is often used "off label" to treat early pregnancy loss or to speed up delivery when a fetus dies later in pregnancy.
At least two Idaho hospitals are ending labor and delivery services, with one citing the state’s “legal and political climate” and noting that “recruiting replacements will be extraordinarily difficult” as doctors leave.
Republican politicians who buck party leadership on abortion can find themselves targets of political retaliation.
Doctors rushed a pregnant woman to a surgeon who charged thousands upfront just to see her. The case reveals a gap in medical billing protections for those with rare, specialized conditions.
The order expires late Wednesday, suggesting the court will decide that issue by then.
During Black Maternal Health Week, advocates are raising awareness on maternal equity. According to the CDC, Black women are three times more …
At stake in the accelerating court battle that began in Texas is widespread access to the most common method of abortion in the U.S.
Many advocates insist availability to the pills must be guaranteed; others celebrated a ruling that would restrict that access.
A new documentary, “Birthing Justice,” premiering on Nine PBS at 10 p.m. on April 10, reveals the human lives and communities impacted by the crisis in Black maternal health.
Abortion is no longer available to millions living in a 1,800-mile stretch of 11 Southern states that mostly banned pregnancy terminations.
Pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage ends just two months after childbirth in Texas — some advocates and researchers say that cutoff contributes to maternal deaths and illnesses in the state.
Aproximadamente uno de cada 10 nacimientos vivos en 2021 ocurrió antes de las 37 semanas de gestación, según un informe de March of Dimes publicado en 2022. En comparación, investigaciones recientes citan tasas de nacimientos prematuros del 7,4% en Inglaterra y Gales, del 6% en Francia y del 5,8% en Suecia.
New data suggests U.S. deaths of pregnant women dropped significantly in 2022. It comes after a year when the maternal death rate was the highest in nearly six decades.
American women are more likely to deliver their babies prematurely than women in most developed countries. It’s a distinction that coincides with high rates of maternal and infant death, billions of dollars in costs, and even lifelong disabilities for the children who survive.