Monthly Archives: April 2009

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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Bloggers prepare to raise their voices for The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

On Monday, April 20th, bloggers and websites across the country will be advocating for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act by writing, blogging and sending alerts asking their visitors to: Call your Senator! to express your support … 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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A Father’s Story of Losing His Daughter to Postpartum Depression

First, let me thank the thousands of you who are sending in your names to endorse life saving legislation for mothers, infants and families. We are trying to post ASAP. Please join us! Many of you have included personal stories … 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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Letter from Mary Jo Codey in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Mary Jo Codey is the former First Lady of New Jersey and a survivor of postpartum depression. Her husband is NJ State Senate President Richard Codey, former Acting Governor (twice) of New Jersey. Few couples in the political arena have … Continue reading

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The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act moves to Senate H.E.L.P. Committee

After passing by an enormous bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives on Monday, March 30th, The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act has moved to the powerful U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee where it will be “marked … Continue reading

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