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Child Health USA 2013 An illustrated collection of current and historical data, published annually.

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.

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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.