Walmart will now reimburse employees in some states up $1,000 if they want the help of a doula during childbirth

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Walmart associates in Louisiana, Indiana, and Illinois now have healthcare coverage for doula services during pregnancy for up to $1,000 per pregnancy.

Walmart is offering the doula service coverage as part of its commitment to improving maternal and infant health, Lisa Woods, vice president of physical and emotional well-being at Walmart, and Warren Moore, vice president of social determinants of health at Walmart, said in a statement.

Last June, Walmart launched the doula services coverage for the first time for associates in Georgia. Doulas are credentialed experts trained to support pregnant people during the labor and delivery processes.

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