The recent shooting in Aurora has left, in its wake, many aching hearts. But even out of some of the most tragic events, something beautiful can emerge. In this instance, it is the survival and birth of Hugo Jackson Medley.
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We often share stories of babies that won’t wait for the hospital, but in the case of a Scottish woman who gave birth in a hotel bathroom, the reason for the odd location was a little different. Lynne Aitchison and her husband Brennan Armstrong planned their hotel room birth because Lynne couldn’t get insurance.
Last month, the Institute of Medicine had made recommendations regarding birth control costs for women. They proposed that all costs related to birth control be covered by health insurance companies, relieving women of co-pay costs. This recommendation has now become a regulation after a near-unanimous vote.
State-funded health insurance provides health care coverage for about one-third of the children in the United States. It is designed for lower-income families. Income guidelines, however, are less stringent than other state programs, like nutrition assistance.
Unplanned pregnancies happen to women of all ages – from teenagers to older women who thought they were finished with childbearing. According to the Institute of Medicine, women that experience unplanned pregnancy are more likely to smoke drink, experience depression and neglect prenatal care.