For Professionals: An Update from the Mother and Baby Program

For Professionals: An Update from the Mother and Baby Program

For Professionals: An Update from the Mother and Baby Program

Our Mother and Baby Partial Hospitalization Program celebrated five years in December 2017 and has now served nearly 1,000 pregnant or postpartum moms who were experiencing depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, trauma, and a variety of other mental health symptoms. The short-term, intensive day program allows women to bring their infant along to daily treatment. We asked new Mother & Baby Program case managers Mary Zuidema, LMSW, and Naomi Savoie-Miller, LMSW, to tell us a bit more about themselves and the program they love.

New Edinburgh Screening Recommendations for 15+

We are changing our recommendation on how community partners respond with some of the most vulnerable mothers, those who score 15 or higher on the Edinburgh.

Postpartum Depression: Not Just a Woman’s Illness

Postpartum Depression: Not Just a Woman’s Illness

While you’ve likely heard of Postpartum Depression (PPD), you may not realize the size and scope of the problem. PPD (also known as PMAD, short for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder) impacts 15% of pregnant women and new mothers, making…

Talking to Your Older Kids About Postpartum Depression

Talking to Your Older Kids About Postpartum Depression
By Nancy Roberts RN, CCE, CBC Kids pick up on their parents' moods and can sense when Mom is not quite herself. After the birth of a new baby in the family, older siblings may get worried if they see...

Baby Blues or Something More Serious?

Baby Blues or Something More Serious?
 When a mom is struggling, how can you tell whether it's baby blues or postpartum depression? (Or other perinatal mood and anxiety disorder?) Any women can relate to the emotional roller coaster that dominates the first few weeks after a...

A Patient’s Story: Postpartum Depression Treatment via Telehealth

A Patient’s Story: Postpartum Depression Treatment via Telehealth
Earlier this year, Pine Rest clinicians in both Iowa and Michigan began treating women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) using Telehealth Services. The following interview is with Brianna* -- a patient who was treated for postpartum depression both...

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month in the State of Michigan? For the seventh year in a row, Michigan law makers have officially proclaimed the month of May, Postpartum Depression Awareness Month for the entire state….

Enhancing Your Relationship During Infertility

Enhancing Your Relationship During Infertility

By Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LSCW-C Most couples enter the path towards parenthood expecting that it will occur without too much problem. After all, they spend most of their lives trying not to get pregnant and assume that when they…

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

By Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LSCW-C Infertility is an experience that strikes at the very core of who we are—our sense of self, connection to others, values, roles, goals and dreams. The ability to procreate and regenerate is considered one…

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Is Postpartum Depression Real?

Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are real, says Kerrie Van Weelden, LMSW. And, like any other medical disease, there are treatments that help.