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Postpartum depression affects at least 1 in 7 women, with dramatic consequences for the woman, her family, and her community. Over the years, the understanding of what postpartum depression is and the importance of identifying and treating women with postpartum depression has increased. Unfortunately, available treatments for depression are often difficult to obtain or are not acceptable to the intended recipients. Midwives are on the frontline caring for postpartum women and are vital in screening, diagnosing, treating, and referring women for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. This presentation will discuss the role of midwives in this area of women's health care.
1. Identify screening mechanisms for postpartum depression in the clinical setting.
2. Identify resources to support women with postpartum depression.
3. Describe the midwifery role in managing postpartum depression.
CEs Offered: 1 CE
Course Expiration: September 25, 2025