postpartum

Postpartum Medicaid expansion is the first step to maternal health equity, experts say 

BY: - March 29, 2023

Arkansas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the United States: 43.5 deaths from 2018 to 2021 for every 100,000 live births, according to the latest federal data. But the state only extends postpartum Medicaid to 60 days after childbirth.  A bill by Arkansas Rep. Aaron Pilkington, R-Knoxville, aims to change that and would seek […]

Postpartum depression bill advances in Kentucky Legislature

BY: - February 24, 2023

This story mentions suicide. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. A bill aimed at providing education and resources for new parents passed Kentucky’s Senate unanimously.  The legislation can now go to the House for a vote.  The Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 135 […]

Postpartum mental health support bill sails out of committee 

BY: - February 21, 2023

This story discusses suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. FRANKFORT — A bill aimed at providing education and resources for new Kentucky parents sailed unanimously out of a committee Tuesday morning.   Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 135 would […]