postpartum depression

Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion for postpartum care – Cronkite News

Photo: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth, to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths. Medicaid – which is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS – covers women for up to 60

Mental Health

Advocates spotlight link between maternal mortality and mental health

Sarah Barrett knew something wasn’t quite right after her first two children were born. She felt depressed and not as attached as a mother might be to her newborn. Then, in 2013, her third child arrived a few weeks early and had to be intubated for two days to help him breathe. Barrett felt like

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