The Empty Chair
By The Empty Chair Podcast
The Empty ChairSep 22, 2021
Maternal Mental Health
Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders includes depression, anxiety and psychosis. Symptoms can occur during pregnancy or the postpartum period (meaning) after the pregnancy and delivery of the child. The disorders associated with Maternal Mental Health can be caused by a mixture of biological, psychological and social stressors. (lack of income, lack of support, lack of insurance, stress from hormones, or even family history) If ever left untreated these disorders can cause consequences for the mother, the baby, and society. Transitioning into motherhood is not easy for everyone some women struggle and so what should be a moment to be excited and overwhelmed with joy, some women are fighting for their mental health.
PA - https://drexel.edu/coas/academics/departments-centers/psychology/clinic/services-offered/mother-baby-connections/
DE - https://christianacare.org/services/women/moms/caring-for-yourself/emotional-wellness/
MD - https://www.lifebridgehealth.org/Main/PerinatalDepressionOutreachProgram.aspx
Assessment - The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the screening instrument most commonly used to identify women with postpartum mood disorders.
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