PPD Legislative Hearing in Boston on January 27, 2010

Calling all Massachusetts residents who care about the health of mothers and their families…… 

Here is a great opportunity to help make a difference with respect to postpartum legislation.  Attend a hearing on postpartum legislation at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the State House (Gardner Auditorium) in Boston.  Show your support for this potentially groundbreaking legislation by attending the hearing, as well as a press event taking place there prior to the hearing.

State Rep. Ellen Story of Amherst will be presenting House Bill 3897: An Act Relative to Post-Partum Depression before the Committee on Financial Services.  This bill provides for screening, referrals, education on PPD (not only families but health/mental healthcare practitioners), and even a home-visiting program for at-risk women.  Organizations, such as MotherWoman, support this legislation.

For more information, please contact Liz Friedman at liz@motherwoman.org.

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3 thoughts on “PPD Legislative Hearing in Boston on January 27, 2010

    • Paulette,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments. There are a lot of “shoulds” in terms of doctors recommending doula services (they all have yet to get on board and do so). Same goes for insurance companies! We have a long, long way to go for that, and part of the problem is lack of public awareness of PPD. What we need are a lot more awareness and advocacy leaders and initiatives before we see an improvement in healthcare services.

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