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Cynthia Good

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

  • Speaker: Cynthia Good , MS, LMHCA, IBCLC, CATSM
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

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.

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