Anxiety, Stress, and Work Life Balance for Pregnant Women
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Health Equity Series
Join national and regional experts on the impact of anxiety, stress, and the decay of work-life balance has on pregnant women and their overall mental health pre- and post-pregnancy.
Get smart about the warning signs, the cultural risks, comorbidities, depression and the lack of work-life balance to help yourself or your loved ones.
Perinatal Mental Health, A Father’s Perspective
In the U.S., the average mom returns to work just 14 days after delivering a baby; suicide is the leading cause of death amongst women while pregnant or up to one-year post-partum. Hear Steven D’Achille’s tragic story he turned into hope for thousands of women and their families. Questions and answers moderated by Perinatal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Samantha Ferris, CRNP.
Steven D’Achille, Founder and President, Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation
Moderator: Samatha Ferris, CRNP, Perinatal Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, AHB Women’s Behavioral Health
This expert panel will illuminate the cultural risks and comorbidities associated with anxiety, stress and depression as it relates to pregnancy among all women.
Jamila Pleas, RN, CEO and Founder, Her Birth Right
Veronica Ades, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jacobi Medical Center
LaSandra Hutchinson, CEO, Grace and Grief
The Invisible Effects of Psychological Trauma
Dr. Curry will peel back your knowledge of psychological trauma and related stress on women, pre-conception, during pregnancy, as well as in the post-partum period – the fourth trimester – from a brain-body-behavior perspective. You’ll learn how empathy plays a unique role in helping meet the mental health challenges inherent in our culture today.
Dr. Alauna Curry, Founder, Trauma Recover Institute