Maternal Healthcare Research at IHPI
Insurance care and
Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and explains why pregnancy, postpartum, and insurance coverage are key in reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality.
Perinatal mood and
Kara Zivin, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., M.F.A., professor of psychiatry, talks about the prevalence of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and why screening and treatment plans for these conditions are essential in overall maternal care.
Alex Peahl, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, explains how a new model of prenatal care, called MiPATH, was designed to incorporate maternal medical care, education, and support that is better tailored to patients’ needs.
Michelle Moniz, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, explains how and why changes in maternal care out-of-pocket costs are shifting from insurance plans to families.
IHPI Briefs: Leading voices on women's health policy issues
Substance use and pregnancy: What we know and what we can do
The U.S. is experiencing a significant increase in births affected by substance use disorders (SUDs), particularly opioid or methamphetamine (or meth) use disorder. Untreated SUDs during pregnancy pose increased risks for life-threatening health problems, even death, for mothers and their infants.
Short-Term Health Plans: State Options to Support the Health of Moms and Babies
This brief examines approaches that states are taking to restrict access to short-term health plans, which offer limited benefits and do not cover maternity care.
Reimbursement for Immediate Postpartum Contraception Outside the Global Fee: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs for Moms and Babies
Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) refers to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) or contraceptive implant immediately after childbirth, before hospital discharge. February 2018 Both IUDs and contraceptive implants may be placed prior to hospital discharge...