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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, but Republicans in Congress are dead set on rolling back key provisions that ensure women’s access to necessary health care services, such as maternity care. They are trading women’s access to care for votes on a bill that would already wreak havoc on our health care system and take health care away from at least 24 million people.
This fact sheet summarizes ACOG's recommendations that maternity care providers restrict use of many common labor and birth interventions that offer limited or uncertain benefit to low-risk women.
There are many drug and drug-free ways to help you cope with labor pain. The benefits of some methods are better understood than others. Many women want to know about the effectiveness and downsides of specific methods of pain relief; researchers have given more attention to effectiveness and less to possible downsides.
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