Tackling Postpartum Depression

“Women during pregnancy and postpartum have very unique needs. Pregnancy and delivery and the time in the first few months postpartum is a very special time, and it’s also a very vulnerable time for women … The story of our inpatient unit occurring is really a story about the collaborative spirit at UNC and our focus on innovation and really doing the right thing to help patients.”-Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program at the University of North Carolina

Learn more about our new Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit in this segment from WUNC’s The State of Things. Dr. Meltzer-Brody talks about how our new unit came to be and former UNC patient Amy Martin talks about her experience with postpartum depression.

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One Response to Tackling Postpartum Depression

  1. Absolutely great interview! I love that Dr. Meltzer-Brody brought in the idea of the “fourth trimester.” I also love that she pointed out that this is a mother – baby unit, that is common and accepted in European countries, but not so in the United States. Great that she pointed out that this is the result of years and years of research. The research is wide and deep. As a practitioner, I constantly read new research in my University libraries. However I find it frustrating as there is so much research. But so glad to hear of this new unit opening up and so glad to hear that infant attachment and family therapy is part of the whole situation.
    Great work!

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