Over half of U.S. births occur to working women. A woman’s job dictates her ability to take leave for prenatal and postnatal care, to remain off work after the birth to heal and care for the baby, and to continue to breastfeed her baby through the first year of life. The All of Us study will allow researchers to determine what workplace factors are strengths and barriers to optimal health for both mother and baby, and which industries and occupations are the most urgent targets for change.
Idea No. 775