Did you know that EmpowHer is among the partners who have joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Celebrating National Women's Health Week? Just another reason to stay involved with this vibrant active online community!
Another partner who will join the week's festivities and educational offerings is The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. They are providing an educational webinar on the mental health needs of mom's before, during and after pregnancy!
HMHB was the first major maternal-infant health organization to include the issue of maternal <strong>mental</strong> health among their priorities. Their acclaimed <a href="http://www.text4baby.org">TEXT4BABY</a> program includes - among its messages related to mother/baby well-bring throughout pregnancy and the first year of life - encourages mothers to reach out for help should symptoms of depression develop.
The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Featuring therapist, author and maternal mental health expert <a href="http://perinatalpro.com/home/whoisperinatalpro.html">Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW</a>, the Webinar will offer an overview of this critical issue for maternal-child health, spotlighting the importance of prevention and awareness. Among the topics to be covered: minimizing the long-term effects of mental health problems, how mom’s emotional wellness can enhance baby’s first year of life, and helpful resources for both providers and parents.
To register for this webinar go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/359725096
Congratulations and kudos to all the organizations which will feature and focus on women's health during this important week of awareness and outreach!