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Morning Sickness? Prenatal Check-ups? What to Know About New Rights for Pregnant Workers

The new law treats pregnancy and related conditions as themselves deserving of “reasonable accommodations” and places the burden on employers to prove “undue hardships” for denying any requests. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Small Business

New Rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Include Divisive Accommodations for Abortion

The act requires most employers with 15 or more employees to provide "reasonable accommodations" for a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions — including fertility and infertility treatments in some cases. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

IVF is Dominating Headlines in Alabama and Across The Country. Here’s What You Should Know

Alabama lawmakers and Gov. Kay Ivey agreed to protect in vitro fertilization providers from legal liability Wednesday, more than two weeks after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children […] read more >
Health Care

CHI St. Vincent Opens 10 Women’s Clinics in South Arkansas

The ARMOMS clinics aim to improve access to quality health care and help decrease high-risk pregnancy rates in the region. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

New Nonprofit Seeks to Improve Maternal Health Care in Arkansas

AIM for Arkansas says it will advocate for pro-family policies that expand access, improve quality and make maternal health care more affordable. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

UAMS Gets $17.5M Grant to Tackle Maternal Health Crisis

The study aims to reduce prenatal inequities by examining the outcomes of two intervention models. read more >
Health Care

RSV Vaccine Recommended During Pregnancy as a Second Option to Protect Newborns

The shots should be given late in pregnancy but only during RSV season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. read more >
Health Care

Rural Hospitals are Closing Maternity Wards. People are Seeking Options to Give Birth Closer to Home

Fewer than half of rural hospitals in the U.S. have maternity units, which forces pregnant women to travel longer distances for care or face giving birth in an emergency room. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Medicaid Coverage for New Moms Gaining Support in GOP States

The shift in GOP support for postpartum Medicaid coverage is occurring in some states that have severely limited or outlawed abortion access. read more >
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs
Health Care

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Gets $4M Grant for Rural Maternity Care

The four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the largest the Hot Springs-based health provider has ever received. read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Expands Health Services to Address Racial Inequality

The company is offering doulas to employees in three more states, with coverage up to $1,000 per pregnancy. read more >