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Medicaid Expansion Covers Doula Services

Posted by Emily Davis on 12/7/18

modern mom-ing: what it means to be a parent today

This week’s top stories about parenthood include how incarceration can cost parents rights to their children, how a grass-roots effort to support all new mothers helps to support new families and how New York is covering doula services via Medicaid.

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The Realities Of Working Moms

Posted by Emily Davis on 12/7/18

work it: balancing families and careers

How working parents use their time not only affects them and their colleagues, but also their families. This can be positive or negative, but the key is living with intention. And maybe saying “no” more often.

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Is Technology Helping Or Hurting Families?

Posted by Emily Davis on 12/5/18

modern mom-ing: what it means to be a parent today

How does the astronomical cost of IVF (which is increasingly needed) affect the creation of families? Is there a way to overcome this barrier to parenthood? And IVF is not the only bit of technology affecting parenthood - gadgets to ease the parental load are thick on the ground, but are they good for children and their parents? (And do they work?)

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Maternity Leave Is Harder Than Many Women Expect

Posted by Emily Davis on 12/5/18

work it: balancing families and careers

With a new generation in the workforce and starting families, worker priorities are changing and policies are beginning to reflect that reality. Paid parental leave (not to mention other perks) is increasingly common and nearly universally needed - particularly in the U.S. (Although your maternity leave may not be as smooth as you might have imagined.)

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