News/Events

Three New Case Studies on Improving Maternal Depression Screenings and Referrals

Three New Case Studies on Improving Maternal Depression Screenings and Referrals   Every year, thousands of families across the country struggle with maternal depression, a condition that adversely affects the health and well-being of mothers and can have [...]

2019-07-25T22:59:57+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Organization Sign-on Letter Maternal Mental Health Interagency Report

The MMHLA -- along with approximately 50 federal and state organizations -- signed on to a letter to Congress requesting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report on activities addressing maternal mental health.   The [...]

2019-07-25T23:03:18+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Pregnancy-Related Deaths: Data from 14 U.S. Maternal Mortality Review Committees

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed data about maternal deaths (2008-2017).  The leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths varied by race/ethnicity with cardiomyopathy as the leading cause of death for non-Hispanic Black women and mental health conditions [...]

2019-07-25T22:52:05+00:00July 1st, 2019|

New Study Uncovers the Heavy Financial Toll of Untreated Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Common and Costly Expenditures Associated with the Birth of Children in 2017 Amount to More than $14 Billion If you ask people what they think the most common medical complication is during and after childbirth, you probably won’t hear [...]

2019-07-25T22:53:00+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

FDA approves first new drug developed for women with postpartum depression

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved brexanolone, the first drug specifically targeted to treat postpartum depression — the most common complication of childbirth. Yet it’s a condition that often goes untreated because new mothers fear being stigmatized [...]

2019-07-25T22:55:34+00:00March 19th, 2019|