NEW JERSEY – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that establishes health care requirements to help pregnant women develop postpartum care plans with their medical professionals was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.
“Women face unique challenges during pregnancy and postpartum that can significantly impact their body and overall health. Unfortunately, postpartum symptoms can be difficult to identify and lead to complications, or worse, if left untreated,” said Corrado. “By requiring health care professionals to provide information about personalized postpartum care plans we are empowering mothers to prioritize their health and well-being during and after pregnancy. This legislation could help reduce preventable pregnancy-related mortality and enhance women’s healthcare overall.”
Key components of S-912 include:
- Requiring health care professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and midwives who provide prenatal maternity care to consult with and ensure that each pregnant woman can develop a comprehensive and personalized postpartum care plan.
- Instructing hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and birthing centers, to provide women receiving maternity care services with information about postpartum care information, including potential health issues and symptoms.