National Partnership for Women & Families

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The Rights of Childbearing Women

This statement outlines a set of basic maternity rights that Childbirth Connection has identified and promotes for all childbearing women. It applies widely accepted human rights to the specific situation of maternity care.


Advancing Care Information: Meaningful Use 2.0 Webinar

This webinar presentation reviews health information technology in the context of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


DOL Paid Leave Grants


CPeH Comments: MACRA Interoperability RFI

CPeH Comments: MACRA Interoperability RFI (due 06-03-16)


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2016

This report looks at the tools that were available during the third open enrollment period to consumers who were window shopping on HealthCare.gov, which is used in 38 states, and on the 13 state-based marketplace websites. It was conducted in January and supplemented by six focus groups in five states with consumers who had shopped on marketplace websites. It builds on a 2015 analysis of the features available on marketplace websites during the second open enrollment period.


New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)

CHART | A summary of employers' newly updated or expanded paid family leave policies that includes their rationales.


Senators Who Voted for Amendment 798 Who Do Not Co-Sponsor the HFA

A list of the senators who voted for Amendment 798 but who do not yet co-sponsor the Healthy Families Act


Possible Questions for a Caregiver Who May Attend Your Home Birth

This handout provides key questions to use when speaking with a potential home birth attendant.


MACRA Webinar Series - Clinical Practice Improvement Activities: What Consumers Want (April 28, 2016)

This webinar, presented April 28, 2016, reviews Clinical Practice Improvement Activities included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


Possible Questions When Touring a Hospital Maternity Ward

This handout provides questions to ask when visiting a hospital maternity ward.


Possible Questions When Interviewing a Doula

This handout includes questions to ask when speaking with a potential doula who may support you before, during and after birth.


Possible Questions When Interviewing a Physician

This handout offers specific questions to ask with speaking to a physician who may attend your birth.


Possible Questions When Touring a Birth Center

This handout provides questions to ask when touring an out-of-hospital birth center.


Possible Questions When Interviewing a Midwife

This handout offers specific questions to use when speaking with a midwife who may attend your birth.


#WhatMomsNeed Sample Shareable Content for Coalition

Sample shareable content for a 2016 #WhatMomsNeed Digital Day of Action


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


Cochrane Review: Continuous Support for Women during Chilbirth (2013)

This 2013 systematic review of the research literature concludes that all women should have continuous support during labor.


Comfort in Labor: How You Can Help Yourself to a Normal Satisfying Childbirth

This booklet by expert Penny Simkin offers information and direction for using comfort measures to cope with labor pain.


Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.


Listening to Mothers II: New Mothers Speak Out Methodology (2008)

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.


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