Pregnant woman Disruptions in insurance coverage are common during pregnancy and the first six months postpartum — affecting women with both private and public insurance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Nearly one-quarter of pregnant and recently pregnant women indicate that they've been unable to afford necessary health care. What's more, three-fifths report concern about paying medical bills, and more than half expressed general financial anxiety about such expenses as monthly bills, housing costs, credit card payments, and maintaining their standard of living.

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