Programs and Policies
Health insurance, nutrition, and other Federal programs and policies support women’s and children’s health throughout the lifespan. This section provides information on a range of these programs.
- Affordable Care Act
- Federal Nutrition Programs Serving Women
- Maternity Leave
- Selected Federal Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Birth Outcomes
Maternity leave after childbirth is a critical time for bonding and adjustment to life with a new baby. Of the two-thirds of women in 2006-2010 who were employed during their last pregnancy, 69.7 percent reported taking maternity leave.