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Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Advocates and Mothers Celebrating the Passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

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The passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act was an historic and pivotal moment in women's health history in the United States. Brooke Shields was one of very few celebrities who was not only willing to publicly share her experiences, but join advocates as they fought for this life-saving bill.

The inclusion of the bill in health care reform guarantees that no mother need ever suffer in lonely silence again. The bill will fund many programs and services supportive to new mothers and directs NIH to continue research to determine the etiology and best treatment and screening practices.

Primary prevention is the best defense against the development and protracted agony caused by these disorders.

The very moving celebration in which Ms. Shields again spoke about her struggles with the disorder and her joy at the passage of this legislation can be seen in its entirety by clicking here.

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