Helping Mothers, Helping Babies: Advocating for a Two Generation Approach to Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Orders

Helping Mothers, Helping Babies: Advocating for a Two Generation Approach to Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Orders

This research brief discusses maternal mental health and the importance of positive early experiences for children and how their primary caregiver, often their mother, plays a critical role in shaping their brain architecture for lifelong success. By investing in Georgia’s mothers by extending pregnancy Medicaid, supporting dyadic treatment, providing culturally appropriate screening and care, and expanding home visiting, policymakers will support not only mothers but Georgia’s next generation.Thank you to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies and PSI for their support of this research. Download full brief here.