Maternal Mental Health Care Resources

tired-looking pregnant woman holding a mask with a happy version of her faceThe following maternal mental health care resources are provided in connection with the documentary, Dark Side of the Full Moon. We had the pleasure of viewing the documentary and meeting with it's Executive Producer, Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., on November 29, 2016. This program was jointly sponsored by AAP-OC Chapter, the Orange County Psychiatric Society, and the Orange County Psychological Association.

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who attended the "Dark Side of the Full Moon" film screening. The documentary received very positive reviews from all the attendees. Our hope is that those who viewed the documentary were compelled to make positive changes for improved maternal mental health care in the service of pregnant women and new parents in Orange County.

RESOURCES

SLIDES

The slides that were presented during the question & answer time can be downloaded. Click here to begin the download.

Visit the website for more information and to view the film: https://www.darksideofthefullmoon.com/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

More resources are listed below. You can also download this list.

Presenters
Shoshana Bennett, PhD (psychologist): www.drshosh.com
Sonya Rasminsky, MD (psychiatrist): www.sonyarasminsky.com
Eric Ball, MD (pediatrician): www.socpa.com
Marina Masloveric, MD (ob/gyn): www.hmmedicalobgyn.com

Some Local Resources
Hoag Referral Line:
www.Hoag.org/womens-mental-health
949-764-5333
OC Postpartum Wellness Program
https://www.ochealthinfo.com/parent-wellness-program
(714) 480-5160 or 855-OC-LINKS (general referral line)
Free Support groups:
St. Joseph’s Caring for Women with Maternal Depression
www.sjo.org/maternity
714-771-8101
Hoag’s Postpartum Adjustment Group
https://www.hoag.org/specialties-services/womens-health/services/ob-education/support-services/
949-764-BABY (2229)

Advocacy and Education
2020Mom – education and advocacy about maternal mental health
https://www.2020mom.org
Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net
Local Contact: Elizabeth Farnsworth, LMFT, 949-246-5062 (connect to local providers)
Website also includes resources for fathers
Postpartum Progress
www.postpartumprogress.com

On-Line Resources
Massachusetts General Hospital Women’s Mental Health Program
www.womensmentalhealth.org
Lactmed – NIH Database about medications during lactation
https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm
MotherToBaby – information about medications during pregnancy and lactation, including factsheets for patients
https://mothertobaby.org
Motherisk – Canadian resource about medications during pregnancy and lactation
www.motherisk.org

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