MMHLA encourages sharing these educational and informative Fact Sheets.
The Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet includes information about facts & figures, signs & symptoms, consequences of untreated MMH conditions, and steps to wellness. This Fact Sheet was prepared with input from an editorial team representing the fields of obstetrics, pediatrics, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and public health.
This Fact Sheet highlights the Fourth Trimester (the first 3 months following birth) as a much-needed time of rest, recovery, and transition for new mothers. All too often, the focus is on the baby, not the mother. However, new mothers need to recover from the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood.
Peer support is an important component in recovering from a maternal mental health (MMH) condition. Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social, or practical help to each other. This Fact Sheet discusses the importance of peer support during the perinatal period and provides links to peer support providers and resources.
Performance measures for screening and treatment for postpartum depression were introduced in 2020. This Fact Sheet explains how these new health care measures will be used, discusses the practical implications of these new measures, and outlines the impact of performance measures in the context of health care.
Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs build capacity for frontline providers to address maternal mental health by providing education, consultation, and resources & referrals. This Fact Sheet provides information about how Access Programs can help promote the health of mothers and children.
ADDITIONAL FACT SHEETS COMING SOON!
Fathers and Postpartum Depression
FDA Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling
Medicaid and Maternal Mental Health
National Curriculum In Reproductive Psychiatry
Reproductive Psychiatry Fellowship Programs
Steps to Wellness