Monthly Archives: May 2010

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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Bill and Melinda Gates Offer Grants For Programs Targeting Maternal Child Health!

The Gates Foundation announces new round of grants: one target is maternal child health Continue reading

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OTIS offers toll free information about medication during pregnancy and lactation!

OTIS, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, offers toll free line to give pregnancy and lactating mothers and healthcare providers information about medication use during the perinatal period. 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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Carol Blocker’s Day in the Sun

Carol Blocker celebrates the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby L. Rush, Susan Dowd Stone, Sylvia Lasalandra, Katherine Stone, Gwendolyn Keita, and Josef Weissfeld Continue reading

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Brooke Shields to celebrate passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act with NJ Advocates in honor of Mother’s Day

Brooke Shields to celebrate passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act with NJ Advocates in honor of Mother’s Day! Continue reading

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Congressman Bobby L. Rush writes about Melanie Blocker Stokes

Congressman Rush’s moving article in the Huffington Post about Carol Blocker and her daugher, Melanie Blocker Stokes Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby L. Rush announce celebration of postpartum depression legislation passage

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Bobby L. Rush to celebrate passage of historic postpartum depression legislation in Washington DC, May 6, 2010 Continue reading

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