Your New Baby and the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2013. Americans have many questions, including how the act affects pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn coverage. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Maternity Insurance Guide

Health insurance is a top early pregnancy concern to pay for prenatal care, labor, and delivery. Will your health insurance cover pregnancy? What if you don't have health insurance? Check out our Pregnancy/Maternity Insurance Guide. ... read more »

4 Types of Insurance You Need to Have Before Pregnancy

If you're currently planning for a new baby, insurance is likely the last thing you have on your mind. However, it's usually a good idea for you to brush up on your insurance policies between medical checkups, birthing classes, and shopping for new baby supplies. ... read more »

U.S. Fertility Scorecard by State

How does your state score? ... read more »

Will Health Insurance Cover the Costs of Genetic Testing?

In many cases, health insurance plans will cover the costs ofgenetic testing when it is recommended by a person's doctor. Healthinsurance providers have different policies about which tests arecovered, however. ... read more »

Juggling Job, Parenthood Easier with ACA

Since healthcare coverage is now available for part-time workers, many parents find it beneficial to juggle part-time jobs and parenthood without worrying too much about how to pay medical expenses. ... read more »

Obamacare Short on Birthing Center Coverage

The law is new and not fully implemented yet; questions and discrepancies remain. One issue of concern to a growing number of American women is the lack of uniformity for birthing center coverage. ... read more »

Medicaid, Prenatal Care and Health Reform

Information on the number of births financed by the Medicaid system was not collected or accurately represented until 2008, when Anne Markus, a professor at George Washington University, decided to change that practice. ... read more »

Too Many Women Skip Postpartum Visit; Insurance Matters

The medical community recommends all women make and keep an appointment to see their obstetricians within six weeks after delivery and to see a primary care physician within the first year. ... read more »

Parents Pushing for Autism Coverage from Obamacare

Enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) leaves coverage of autism and many other medical issues up to state exchanges to establish the details of coverage if any. ... read more »

Hospital Discharge Following Pregnancy Should Be Individualized

Many women are discharged from the hospital after birth based on insurance or hospital protocol. As long as mom and baby are healthy and ready physically to return home, the discharge is ordered. ... read more »

Petition for Change to ACA Pregnancy Enrollment Policy

Pregnancy advocates are petitioning the White House to change the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment policy to include pregnant women throughout the year, not just during the open enrollment period. ... read more »

Perceived Oral Health and Use of Dental Services During Pregnancy

Dental health is important during pregnancy, but according to a new French study, not all women seek the help or preventative care they need during pregnancy, for a variety of reasons. ... read more »

Private Pay Patients Undergo C-Section at Twice the Rate

Twice as many private-pay patients schedule cesarean sections than publicly funded patients, according to a new study published in the British medical journal, BMJ Open. ... read more »

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for IVF

In Hawaii, state law requires insurers to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but only to a select few. State legislators are considering proposed upgrades to the legislation. ... read more »

American Babies Are Most Expensive in the World

Renee Martin, 31, compares her experience with maternity expenses to "a used-car lot." Martin and her husband were both covered under employer-provided healthcare insurance although maternity expenses were excluded. ... read more »

Medicaid Coverage of Birth Doulas May Reduce C-Section Rates

Birth doulas are not officially medical providers but they are trained to provide support during labor and delivery. According to a recent study, Medicaid patients who received care from birth doulas were less likely to have cesarean sections. ... read more »