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Many New Moms Get Kicked Off Medicaid 2 Months After Giving Birth. Illinois Will Change That.

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in which the maternal death rate has been rising. Each year, about 700 deaths are due to pregnancy, childbirth or subsequent complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When someone dies while pregnant or within a year of childbirth in Illinois, that’s considered a maternal death. Karen Tabb Dina is… Read More »

Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

By Dr. Mercola If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates. Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use.… Read More »

Can You Safely Give Birth at Home?

The question of where and how to give birth is a relatively new one for women. Up until the early 20th century, fewer than 5% of women gave birth in a hospital. In the 1950s the birth of a baby, an event that had once been a family affair and attended by a midwife, became… Read More »

Medical News Today: New birth control pill provides contraception for a month

Taking a pill once a month is more convenient than taking one once a day. New research introduces a monthly pill and tests it in pigs. Share on PinterestNew research introduces a monthly birth control pill. Researchers estimate that, with typical use, 9% of women in the United States who take the birth control pill… Read More »