On Birth Trauma

Perhaps you have been imagining your “perfect” birth experience for months. You have a playlist ready to go, a doula, and birth plan on hand. You are prepared, you’ve done your due diligence,

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Why Universal Screening for PMADs Is Not Enough

In the last few years there has been a significant push to screen pregnant and postpartum women for symptoms of depression. In fact, in 2015 the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended screening at least once during the perinatal period for symptoms of anxiety and depression using a clinically validated assessment tool such as the EDPS (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale) or the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9).

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