These on-line modules, with extensive input from over 70 national organizations, are designed to help shift the approaches we have often used in promoting safe sleep and breastfeeding and to pull them together since they are all part of caring for a new baby.
About 1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. As with other forms of mental health conditions, early recognition and treatment of postpartum depression can lead to better symptom management and faster recovery rates. Community organizations, public health professionals, providers, and other healthcare workers can use these Healthy Start perinatal depression brochures to reach mothers and birthing people in their communities.
Ensuring women and birthing people have access to the proper resources to combat depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy is crucial. Community organizations, public health professionals, providers, and other healthcare workers can use the new Spanish Healthy Start perinatal depression brochures to reach more communities.