"Postpartum Depression Awareness Seminar"
Well-Rounded Maternity Center & C.A.R.E. Network are sponsoring this event to raise awareness about the postpartum depression epidemic that affects 10 - 20% of birthing women in the US. The seminar is a way for both birth professionals (nurses, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, etc.) and women in the childbearing years to get information from local experts about the causes, symptoms and treatments for postpartum mood disorders, including the growing number of women who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder resulting from a traumatic birth experience.
As part of the seminar, we will be presenting a segment of the "Safe Motherhood Quilt." Like the AIDS quilt of years ago, this quilt honors women who were lost due to childbirth-related causes. We will be adding a quilt square to remember Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling of Oak Creek who tragically and needlessly ended her life months following the birth of her son due to postpartum psychosis.
Sunday, October 12th, 2008; 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10 per person.