Governor Jerry Brown signed four bills into law Thursday which will support health care for pregnant women and mothers.
Two new laws will close a gap in health coverage for maternity in California. All state-regulated plans and policies will need to include pregnancy services starting July 2012.
Also starting next year, a law will ensure continuation of health coverage for a woman on maternity leave from her job.
And in 2014, hospitals will need policies to promote breastfeeding to women just after childbirth.