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A Focus on Maternal Mental Health

1:30 – 2:45 pm, Rooms A & C

Up to 75 percent of families who experience a NICU stay with their child or children are affected by maternal mental health issues. As organizations working with families during this vulnerable time in their lives, we have a unique opportunity to recognize when a new mother may be struggling emotionally. During this interactive discussion, the facilitators and the audience will explore best practices, hospital or organizational policies, and liabilities. We will talk about how to ensure we are setting appropriate boundaries while providing the best support to the mothers and families we serve.