Providence cares for kids.
More than 9,000 babies are born in a Providence hospital every year, each with their own unique health care needs. Some arrive as premature babies. Some develop chronic conditions or challenges. Some are healthy but are affected by the medical conditions of family members.
When children are involved, illness and injuries affect entire families. Thanks to generous donors, we help families navigate the twists and turns in each child’s health care journey.
More Than the Baby Blues: Understanding Maternity-Related Depression
Perinatal and postpartum depression pose a real but often overlooked danger to mothers and families. As the No. 1 complication of childbirth, these disorders affect 20% of mothers. In this DocTalk, Psychologist Kara Johansen, Psy.D., talks about how Providence is tackling the problem.
Online screening tool for new and expectant parents - https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/postpartum-depression/
Postpartum Depression Blog Post - https://blog.providence.org/archive/postpartum-depression
Local Baby Blues Connection Resource - https://www.babybluesconnection.org/
How Childhood Brain Development Affects Us as Adults
Martine R. Sacks, M.D., FAAP, developmental pediatrician at Providence Children’s Health, discusses research on childhood brain development and adult behaviors, including how Covid-19 and pandemic life may affect young brains.
https://digitalcommons.psjhealth.org/publications/2009/ - This study was referenced in Dr. Sacks slides
https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/wp/california-surgeon-general_stress-busting-playbook--en.pdf - Referenced in Dr. Sacks slides
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