Black Maternal Health: Amplify the Conversation and Act | Office of Research on Women’s Health

Black women die from pregnancy complications two to three times more than their White and Hispanic counterparts, according to a January 30, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report containing the first national data on maternal deaths in the United States since 2007. Black Maternal Health Week (April 11–17) helps keep this heartbreakingContinue reading “Black Maternal Health: Amplify the Conversation and Act | Office of Research on Women’s Health”

Moms & Dads Should Be Monitored Together for Postpartum Depression.

A new study found that even mild, long-term depressive symptoms among moms lead to emotional problems for kids. Researchers also pointed out that one parent’s depression puts the other at risk.   Source: Maressa Brown The more we talk about mental health, the better—especially when it comes to expectant and new parents. After all, oneContinue reading “Moms & Dads Should Be Monitored Together for Postpartum Depression.”

Knowing When To Get Help. New Mom Takes Her Own Life After Silent Battle With Postpartum Depression:

Allison was a beautiful ray of sunshine in my life.  The life of an Army wife can get lonely at times – moving around so much, searching for new friends, and trying to make a strange house and new town feel like home.  A mil-spouse herself, Allison knew the struggle, and reached out to myContinue reading “Knowing When To Get Help. New Mom Takes Her Own Life After Silent Battle With Postpartum Depression:”