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Celebrate Motherhood!

Celebrate Motherhood!

Recognize the important women in your life Mother Daughter Grandmother Aunt Sister Friend Make a donation in their honor to Postpartum Support Virginia Honorees will receive a Tribute Card and be included in an online Celebrate Motherhood Bouquet...

PSVa Receives Funding From Local Organizations

PSVa Receives Funding From Local Organizations

PSVa has received funding in the last few weeks from a variety of sources: The Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded a grant of $1,500.  Read more HERE. The Williamsburg Health Foundation awarded a grant of $5,000.  Read more HERE. The Northern Virginia Chapter of...

Antidepressants and Autism?

Antidepressants and Autism?

A new study -- entitled "Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children" -- concludes that use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during the second and/or third trimester increases the...

May Is Maternal Mental Health Month!

May Is Maternal Mental Health Month!

The Virginia General Assembly has issued the following proclamation House Joint Resolution No. 606 Designating May, in 2015 and in each succeeding year, Maternal Mental Health Month in Virginia This is great news!  The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes that: up to...

ACOG Encourages Screening!

ACOG Encourages Screening!

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a report (4/23/2015) recommending screening new and expectant mothers for anxiety and depression.  Read the Committee Opinion HERE. This is BIG NEWS.  Finally, clinicians are being encouraged to...

My Baby States

My Baby States

Read to Me and I'll Teach You About....My Baby States is a must-have for any new parent.  Authored by PSVa volunteer Jennifer Brown Guiney, My Baby States is an easy-to-read guide to the six stages of wakefulness.  This book is hot off the presses and available NOW....

DMV Resources

DMV Resources

Here are two great resources in the DC-MD-VA metro area: DMV PAIL (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network) is a Facebook community offering information and support for pregnancy and infant loss. DMV PMH (Perinatal Mental Health) Resource Guide  is a a comprehensive current...

PMADs in the Media!

PMADs in the Media!

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) continue to receive unprecedented attention in the mainstream media. Several outstanding articles -- well-balanced, informative, and on point -- have been published recently in the New York Times and Science Magazine, and...

Postpartum Support Virginia in the News!

Postpartum Support Virginia in the News!

On July 7, National Public Radio's Norfolk affiliate, WHRV, devoted an entire hour of Hearsay with Cathy Lewis to discuss perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  Guest host Kerri Furey -- a former television anchor in Norfolk -- discussed the intrusive thoughts she...

Maternal Mental Health Symbol

Maternal Mental Health Symbol

The votes are in!  Congratulations to the BlueDotProject for garnering the most votes in the contest to select a universal symbol for Maternal Mental Health!   The BlueDotProject aims to bring perinatal mood and anxiety disorders out of the shadows.  Whether...

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