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The physical and psychological symptoms experienced during and after pregnancy loss can be profound, including trauma, heavy blood loss, fatigue, poor concentration and severe abdominal cramping. Workplaces need to treat pregnancy loss seriously. (Shutterstock)

Pregnancy loss: Workplaces must recognize its physical and emotional toll

Research shows women who have experienced miscarriage are at twice the risk of experiencing depression and anxiety and four times the risk of suicide. That’s why workplaces need to step up.
Single-parent families are getting less paid leave but perhaps need more of it. shurkin_son/Shutterstock.com

Parental leave laws are failing single parents

Forty percent of US babies are born to unmarried parents. But the new paid leave policy for most federal workers disadvantages single parents.
Protected time for new families could pay health dividends later. Jacob Lund/Shutterstock

Paid family leave is an investment in public health, not a handout

The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.

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