Resources for Finances, Insurance & Maternity Leave During and After Pregnancy

Childbirth Connection's Finances and Insurance Resource

Planning Pregnancy: Finances and Insurance
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to finances and insurance while planning for your pregnancy.

Transforming Maternity Care: US Health Care Reform Legislation Offers Major New Benefits to Childbearing Women and Newborns
This article by Childbirth Connection Director of Programs Carol Sakala summarizes provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that offer exceptional gains to childbearing women and newborns.

Financial Resources to Help During Pregnancy

National Foundation for Credit Counseling: provides links to free or low-cost financial planning services provides useful tools for helping you calculate various aspects of your finances

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion: Expenditures on Children by Families: files that provide estimates of the cost of raising children from birth to age 17

Insurance Resources Related to Pregnancy

Contact your Human Resources department and/or employee handbook at work

Insure Kids Now!: A National Initiative to linking families to low-cost insurance programs: a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website dedicated to connecting children with free or low-cost health insurance

Women, Infants and Children (WIC): a suplimental nutrition program by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Helping you take control of your health care: a non-profit site with content provided by health law specialists designed to help consumers get the most out of the health care system

National Partnership for Women and Families: The Family Medical Leave Act FAQ (PDF): a question and answer guide to the FMLA

National Partnership for Women and Families: Guide to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA): What the Health Insurance Reform Law Means for Women and Families (PDF): a guide to HIPPA for women and families

Jacobs Institute for Women's Health: The Health Plan Guide for Women: How to Shop for a Plan & Get the Most Value (PDF): a guide to choosing a health plan

Medicaid Benefits: Online Database: a state-by-state guide to medicaid benefits provided by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured the official benefits website of the U.S. government
Most recent page update: 9/6/2012

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