ACEs in Maternal Mental Health

The ACEs in Maternal Mental Health group is a platform for stakeholders to share and network around the connection between adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health disorders, like postpartum depression.

Recent Blog Posts

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression [nytimes.com]

For the first time, a national health panel has recommended a way to prevent depression during and after pregnanc y. This condition, known as perinatal depression, affects up to one in seven women and is considered the most common complication of pregnancy. The panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, said two types of counseling can help keep symptoms at bay. Its recommendation means that under the Affordable Care Act, such counseling must be covered by insurance with no...

Exploring State-Level Strategies to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes [nichq.org]

This initiative will develop four case studies on the successes and barriers of individual state efforts to address preterm births. This work is part of a larger initiative to gain insights and perspective on how maternal health and well-being can help support optimum child health outcomes. Who: The case studies will be developed in partnership with four states that participated with NICHQ on the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality...

Improve Birth and Perinatal Outcomes with a Trauma Sensitive Approach

The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health is excited to bring together 10 talented practitioners to explore the Trauma Informed Practices that help improve birth outcomes and support human development right from the very start. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (1998) launched the importance of trauma and trauma informed care in our health and educational systems. We suddenly had a measure of how early experiences in childhood could correlate with adult disease.

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months? [Science Daily]

'Game-changing' study uses four factors to accurately predict severity, longevity of postpartum depression Date: January 16, 2019 Source:Northwestern University Summary:A new study was able to successfully predict -- with 72.8 percent accuracy -- if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors...

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