Maternal Mental Health

In the latest episode of the AHA series “Beyond Birth,” clinical social worker Laura La Porte and new mom Anna Ma discuss how the Perinatal Depression Program at Endeavor Health supports a new mother's mental health and provides avenues for parents to seek help.
This special series explores the medical complications that can accompany pregnancy, successful prenatal and postpartum treatment programs, and how hospitals and health systems are addressing the social needs of new mothers.
In the latest episode in AHA’s three-part series on maternal health, Tiffany Moore Simas, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial, discusses the concerning prevalence of perinatal depression, and the options available to provide moms with a lifeline.
In the latest episode in AHA’s three-part series on maternal health, Tiffany Moore Simas, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial, discusses the concerning prevalence of perinatal depression, and the options available to provide moms with a lifeline.
In this episode, Tiffany Moore Simas, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial Health, discusses the concerning prevalence of perinatal depression, and the options available to provide a lifeline for mothers.
ROSE — Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for mothers of newborns — is an evidence-based program that has reduced cases of postpartum depression by half among low-income women in a series of randomized control trials.
This AHA infographic outlines statistics on the impact of maternal mental health, and shares strategies and resources hospitals can use to support those experiencing such conditions.
Understanding the prevalence of maternal mental health disorders is an important step in how you interact with patients. The language you use can help remove negative and stereotypical labels and improve encounters with patients.
In 2022, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline, offering support and resources via call or text to pregnant women and new mothers.