The West Steps

Are pediatricians the key to maternal mental health?

January 31, 2020 Colorado Children's Campaign Season 2 Episode 3
The West Steps
Are pediatricians the key to maternal mental health?
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The West Steps
Are pediatricians the key to maternal mental health?
Jan 31, 2020 Season 2 Episode 3
Colorado Children's Campaign

New parents go to the doctor sometimes monthly—for rarely for themselves. In the critical and hectic early days with a newborn, new moms haul babies in for regular well-child checkups, but rarely access the mental health services they need to be the best parent they can be for their babies. Pediatricians can help mothers with straight-forward and simple questions about how they are doing, and in the process identify what are normal sleep deprived feelings and when it is something more. Next week legislators will consider a budget request to allow for more of these screenings. Erin Miller, Vice President of Health Initiatives, drops by to help us understand why this is good for Colorado kids and families. 

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)

Show Notes

New parents go to the doctor sometimes monthly—for rarely for themselves. In the critical and hectic early days with a newborn, new moms haul babies in for regular well-child checkups, but rarely access the mental health services they need to be the best parent they can be for their babies. Pediatricians can help mothers with straight-forward and simple questions about how they are doing, and in the process identify what are normal sleep deprived feelings and when it is something more. Next week legislators will consider a budget request to allow for more of these screenings. Erin Miller, Vice President of Health Initiatives, drops by to help us understand why this is good for Colorado kids and families. 

Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)