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The MOTHERS Act now passed in Senate version of Healthcare Reform thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez!

Postpartum Depression Legislation passed in senate healthcare reform bill thanks to U.S.Senator Robert Menendez! Continue reading

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Time Magazine and The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Time Magazine article fails to deliver objective view of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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Update on Media/Community Activities related to The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

May was a very busy month for activities related to the advancement of our federal PPD Legislation and PPD Awareness. The month began with the Valley Hospital Press Conference (see previous post) in which U.S. Senator Robert Menendez again affirmed … Continue reading

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Valley Hospital Hosts Menendez Press Conference on The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

This morning I was pleased to join U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey, Audrey Meyers, President of Valley Hospital, Dr. Fred Rezvani, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Sylvia Lasalandra, author of A Daughter’s … Continue reading

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The What to Expect Foundation Endorses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is the number one book that friends and family members give to their expectant wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, and parents to be, to help them prepare for their new baby. And now, this nation … Continue reading

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The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition endorses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Today we were notified that this prolific, well directed and worthy organization has endorsed S 324, bringing another solid vote for life-saving services for mothers, infants and families suffering from perinatal mood disorders. The Coalition is calling for a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Menendez, Author of Legislation to Combat Postpartum Depression, Applauds Grassroots Show of Force on Blog Day

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez applauds grass roots effort by nation wide bloggers to advocate for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act the week of April 20, 2009 Continue reading

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Brooke Shields Supports The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Nearly two years ago, on May 11th, 2007, at the invitation of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, actress and author Brooke Shields came to Washington DC to share her postpartum experience and urge Congress to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS … Continue reading

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The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes a shaky platform for frustrated anti-pharma faction

In this time of focus on healthcare reform, there are many reasons to educate yourself about legislation presented to Congress – especially when it comes to healthcare for new mothers and infants – our nation’s most critical social dyad. This … Continue reading

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Historic Texas bill proposes jail time limits for infanticide caused by postpartum psychosis

Representative Jessica Farrar (D-TX) has introduced a new bill to the Texas Legislature which could limit jail time for mothers who commit infanticide while suffering from postpartum psychosis. While adoption of this historic bill would not replace or affect the … Continue reading

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