Updates on Postpartum Depression Screenings

Over the past five months, I’ve discussed several articles explaining what postpartum depression exactly is, why its important, how prevalent it is in today’s society and debates addressing whether perinatal depression screening should become mandatory or not. To end this dispute, I want to update my audience on the latest news about postpartum depression and…

My Opinion Counts Too

The main issue revolving around this debate is whether The United States Preventive Task Force should declare perinatal depression screening mandatory or not. Like all debates, there are two opposing sides and after researching and discussing these two sides, I have come to conclusion that I think that this perinatal depression screening should not becoming…

Anti-Mandatory Postpartum Depression Screening

In this post, I will be discussing why this screening should not becoming mandatory, it’s negative effects on upcoming mothers, and more. If we were to make the postpartum depression screening mandatory, it will negatively affect the mother by worrying her even more about her health, scare her family and make her life much more…

Postpartum Depression Screening Should Become Mandatory

This debate question definitely has two opposing sides, whether we should absolutely announce perinatal and postpartum depression screening to be mandatory for all bothers or whether we should leave it up to the mothers for them to decide if they really need it or not. In this post, I will be discussed why the USPTF…

Postpartum Depression Screening, Mandatory Or Not?

The main controversy I will be discussing today is whether or not The United States Preventive Task Force should declare a perinatal depression screening mandatory for all upcoming mothers. According to the New York Times, postpartum depression affects one in five women worldwide. From this certain statistic, imagine counting off mothers throughout the world and…

Insurance Charges Depressed Mothers For Their Mental State

Postpartum depression is a controversial topic. Recently, a government appointed agency has taken a huge push onto pregnant women to get screened either before, during and after pregnancy to determine whether they fall into this category of suffering with postpartum depression. Over the past few weeks, I have done excessive research learning and voicing my…

What is Postpartum Depression?

According to PostpartumProgress.org, about 10 to 15% of women suffer from postpartum disorders. So what does postpartum really mean? From Merriam Webster, “postpartum” means “relating to or happening in the period of time following the birth of a child”. There are many signs and symptoms to look for in your behavior if you recently gave…

The Public Weighs In On New Screening Guidelines

Image from Pinterest Opinion pages and comment sections allow a variety of writers to voice their thoughts on latest news. Recently, The United States Preventive Services Task Force, a government agency who works to improve the health of all Americans,  has taken initiative on suggesting new mothers take a screening test to determine whether they…

Depression Affects Pregnant Women & Their Young Children

Depression Affects Young Children Image from KidsHealth Depression affects about 350 million people in our world today. Among this 350 million, even pregnant women suffer from this mental disorder before, during and after giving birth. Depression can have many affects from the pregnant women who face it directly to the children who they give birth…