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New Depression Screening is Now Going to Include Postpartum

Wednesday, 5/25/2016

An article released in January 2016 has stated the US Preventive Services Task Force has now included screening for pregnany and postpartum women along with updating screening for adults 18 years and older.  The implementation of screening for pregnant and postpartum women has been long overdue and will assist in treating women as soon as possible if they do face postpartum depression.  Women are provided with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and although the follow up procedures have lacked in the past the American Academy of Pediatrics is requesting that women be screen at the baby's first, second, and fourth month visit.  Following up is crucial and although many women are provided some sort of scale or survey there is no follow through.  It is a step closer to getting women into treatment as soon as possible and looking at mothers to ensure they are healthy for their baby.  Please check out the full article attached in this blog. 

What Hospitals Are Not Disclosing When it Comes to the Price of Delivering a Baby

Wednesday, 5/11/2016

Ever wonder how much it costs to give birth to a baby?  Ther are many hidden costs that hospitals do not disclose to consumers or flat out have no idea how much the average birth will cost.  The frustrating journey of one couple discloses their process as they anxiously awaited the birth of their son.  Check out this informative video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct38KwROdw&feature=youtu.be

One Step Closer to Helping those with PPD

Wednesday, 5/11/2016

With 1 in 8 women dealing with postpartum depression, Republican Senator Dean Heller has propsed for routine screening and treatment options for pregant and postpartum women.  The bill won commitee approval in March and is striving for program funding for the fiscal years of 2017 through 2021.  This is a great advancement for the many women out there who do not get the treatment needed.  For the full article visit http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/bill-treating-postpartum-depression-wins-committee-support

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Victims of Sexual Abuse Stop Breastfeeding Earlier

Wednesday, 5/11/2016

While there are long lasting effects of any form of abuse, sexual abuse can have an impact on mothers who choose to breastfeed.  A recent study revealed that 2 out of 10 women who had been sexually abused as a child are more likely to stop breastfeeding their baby before they turn four months old.  While there are many positive results to breastfeeding these women are more likely to stop.  The study even found that women who have been exposed to different types of violence have a 50 % greater chance of stopping to breastfeed than those who have not been exposed to violence.  The article also provided some interesting statistics and findings, for more information click on the link for the full article http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160310/Victims-of-sexual-abuse-stop-breastfeeding-early-study-finds.aspx

The 3 Top Rated Exercises to Help with Anxiety and Depression

Tuesday, 4/5/2016

Wanting to kick that anxiety and depresion to the curb?  Huffington Post presents 3 exercises that can combat anxiety and depression.  One of the top exercises to perk up your mood is as simple as running.  Running helps alleviate these symptoms along with burning calories, lower your risk for heart disease and reduce food cravings.  2014 study even showed that running for 5 minutes can help you live longer.  Serotonin and norepinephrine released during and after exercise have a lasting change and running can function almost like an antidepressant.  It can also help you sleep better at night and protect against depression. The second exercise to tackle anxiety is hiking through the woods.  Hiking can provide a decrease in the stress hormone and walking for 50 minutes can help lower anxiety.  Lastly, yoga can decrease stress and anxiety. The breathing techniques utilized in yoga can also benefit mental health.  Here are just a few simple ways anxiety and depression can get you one step closer to feeling great.  So grab those walking shoes and make today a better day. Check out the link for the full article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/healthcom/these-are-the-best-exerci_b_9609816.html?
 

 

 

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