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The Rug Pulled Out from Underneath Me: Depression During Pregnancy and After Birth

by Cynthia Good, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC, CATSM
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: goldlactation.com
Abstract:

The prevalence of depression in pregnancy and after birth means that lactation specialists will often provide lactation support services to parents who are struggling with mental health challenges. Lactation specialists who understand how mental health and lactation interrelate will be better equipped to meet the needs of the families they serve. This presentation provides an overview of perinatal depression, including risk factors, symptoms, how breastfeeding and postpartum depression interact, lactation-compatible approaches to treating postpartum depression, and the ethical rationale for screening and referring at-risk clients for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of perinatal depression.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:Describe 6 symptoms and 6 risk factors of perinatal depression
Objective 2: List three negative outcomes of perinatal depression on the breastfeeding dyad
Objective 3: Explain why breastfeeding protection is important in the context of postpartum depression
Objective 4:List three ways in which to protect breastfeeding when treating postpartum depression
Objective 5: Describe why to screen and refer clients for perinatal depression

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks