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Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA

  • Speaker Type: Childbirth Education, GOLD Perinatal 2015
  • Country: USA

Birdie is an RN with a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling. She is a past president of Postpartum Support International (PSI), past Chair of Education and Training, and is currently serving as Director of Certification. Birdie is a Perinatal Mood Disorders International Trainer with Postpartum Support International and speaks frequently to communities, nursing schools, grand rounds, and conferences. Birdie specializes in the recognition and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She is the coordinator of the Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. Birdie is highlighted as a PMD expert in PSI’s DVD that is shown around the world: “Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders”.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: An Overview for Childbirth Caregivers and Educators
In this session, you will learn about the many faces of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders–signs and symptoms, risk factors, screening, breastfeeding, and treatment options. You will also learn ways of integrating and teaching useful information about PMADs to your moms and families.
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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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The #1 Complication of Pregnancy and Postpartum
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) occur more often than people realize. These disorders-depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder-occur in 20% of childbearing women. Psychosis affects 1-2 women in 1000. PMADs are in the top three causes for maternal death. This talk will describe the spectrum of PMADs, signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and resources.