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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

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.

THE FOURTH TRIMESTER

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

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

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.

PSYCHIATRY ACCESS PROGRAMS

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

Screening Recommendations

Steps to Wellness