Pregnancy and Postpartum
Implementation of the Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle: Standardizing perinatal depression screening and response in a federally qualified health center
A national survey of obstetricians and gynecologists reported that 53% universally screened pregnant patients for depression, but only 33.67% implemented guideline-congruent care.
In the US, the incidence of PPCM is rising, possibly due to advanced maternal age, an increased rate of multifetal pregnancies secondary to modern fertility techniques, and increased recognition and awareness of the disease.
RPL can be an intimidating entity for healthcare providers to evaluate and treat due to varying guidelines and pressure from patients to prevent future losses.