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Postpartum Depression Progress – What Have You Done For Me Lately???

After several months of immersion in personal and professional activities, the PerinatalPro blog is back! One of the most motivating factors in my resumption of commentary was the appearance of articles and blogs across the web bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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What is Mandated Screening for PPD?

Mandating screening for PPD? Who is mandated to offer? Who is mandated to receive? Continue reading

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Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, other advocates and mothers celebrating passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, advocates and mothers celebrate passage of Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez discusses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act… What does it mean for America’s mothers?

Now that we finally have a federal law directing funds to research about postpartum and perinatal mood disorders, establishing grants for community based programs and services supportive to new mothers experiencing PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), and initiating a … Continue reading

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Brooke Shields, Senator Menendez herald arrival of new era in maternal mental health

Brooke Shields and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez lead celebration for passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez indicates postpartum depression initiative to be signed into law!

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez issues press release as major postpartum initiative to be signed into law! Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression Legislation Becomes the Law of the Land!!

Tonight’s historic passage of Healthcare Reform also makes history for America’s mothers as language from The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes LAW!!! Finally, the plight of millions of American women, infants and families has been acknowledged and the tide … Continue reading

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Brooke Shields, Audrey Gruss and The Hope for Depression Research Foundation: A New Non-Profit Supports Scientific Inquiry

There will undoubtedly be news stories over the next few weeks focusing on Brooke Shield’s appearance at the Hope for Depression Research Foundation luncheon which took place in Manhattan on November 16th. Her compelling story, strong advocacy and consistent efforts … 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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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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