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This booklet by expert Penny Simkin offers information and direction for using comfort measures to cope with labor pain.
This 2013 systematic review of the research literature concludes that all women should have continuous support during labor.
CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.
This report presents postpartum results from the Listening to Mothers II survey and gives a ground-breaking view of experiences of mothers with young children in the United States at this time. This is the survey methodology.
CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington and New York.
CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.
A 2016 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.
These slides are from the informational webinar conducted April 14, 2016 and review the context of MACRA, its provisions related to Medicare physician reimbursement, MIPS and APMs, the intersection of MACRA and Meaningful Use, its meaning for consumers and next steps.
This report finds that the country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.
This report highlights best evidence that, if widely implemented, would have a positive impact on many mothers and babies and would improve value for payers. The report also identifies barriers to providing evidence-based maternity care, and presents policy recommendations to address the barriers.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes.
A list of all the paid sick days laws that are or will soon be in effect in the United States.
This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey methodology.
This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey instrument used for New Mothers Speak Out.
Founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association, Childbirth Connection became a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families in 2014.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Florida women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Maryland women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New York women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Texas women and their families.
APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Alaska women and their families.
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