Screen Time: Checking New Mothers for Post-Partum Depression Vital

Silhouette of a woman holding onto a stroller with one hand, and her other hand held to her forehead
Mar. 8, 2019

Post-partum depression is the most common complication after childbirth, but it is frequently undiagnosed and untreated. UNLV Nursing professor Marcia Clevesy is working with a local clinic to improve screening rates and documentation for PPD. She’s also advocating that all providers caring for maternal-child populations look for signs of maternal depression at the onset of pregnancy, and screen for it during the perinatal period – up to a year after the baby’s birth.