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Perinatal Psychopharmacology Update: Part II

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Rebecca Feldman, CNM, PMHNP

Speaker Bio
Rebecca Feldman is Certified Nurse Midwife, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who practices in a dual role in the field of reproductive psychiatry. She is the founder and director of Brooklyn Parent Support, a group mental health practice providing group and individual therapy and medication management.

Rebecca is a graduate of Frontier Nursing University in midwifery, and New York University with a Post Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing. She has practiced perinatal psychiatry at the Motherhood Center of New York, and Zucker Hillside Hospital. As a midwife, she created a mental health program housed within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Woodhull Medical Center, a large public hospital in Brooklyn. She is currently an adjunct professor at New York University, providing lectures to the midwifery and psychiatric nurse practitioner programs.

Course Description
This presentation provides a deeper dive into perinatal psychopharmacology, as a follow up to the webinar presented in February. Rebecca will provide an overview of when medications for mood may be utilized in the perinatal period, and specific safety profiles of commonly used medications. This follow up presentation will focus on OCD, anxiety disorders and brain stimulation including ECT and TMS.

Learning Objectives
1. After this presentation, participants will be able to describe risk factors for perinatal mood disorders.
2. After this presentation, attendees will have gained understanding of safety profiles and risk vs. benefit analysis for common psychiatric medications used in pregnancy and lactation.
3. After this presentation, participants will be able to advise their patients on principles of treating anxiety disorders, OCD, and major depressive disorder in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

CEUs Offered: 1 CE / 1 RxCE

Course Expiration: March 31, 2024