National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition to offer Educational Webinar during National Women’s Health Week!

Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW

The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition joins the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week with a Webinar on the mental health needs of moms before, during and after pregnancy.

HMHB was the first major maternal-infant health organization to include the issue of maternal mental health among their priorities. Their acclaimed TEXT4BABY program includes – among its messages related to mother/baby well-bring throughout pregnancy and the first year of life – encouragement to mothers to reach out for help should symptoms of depression develop.

The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Featuring therapist, author and maternal mental health expert Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, the Webinar will offer an overview of this critical issue for maternal-child health, spotlighting the importance of prevention and awareness. Among the topics to be covered: minimizing the long-term effects of mental health problems, how mom’s emotional wellness can enhance baby’s first year of life, and helpful resources for both providers and parents.

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