Contact Hours: 16

Learn about causes and effects of prematurity on the entire family
Review medical issues for preemies
Discuss life in the NICU
Explore the range of feelings in NICU families
Identify strategies to help bond with baby
Explore parenting under the microscope (in the NICU)
Identify methods for easing discharge anxieties

Perinatal and Postpartum Depression

Learn about maternal depression and child development
Review postpartum depression effects on early interactions
Review postpartum psychosis literature 
Identify treatment approaches for postnatal depression
Review the scary thoughts handout
Review the mental health disorders guideline for postpartum depression
Review the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale
Explore antidepressant medication use during breastfeeding
Learn about prescribing guidelines pregnant patients using opiates
Review interventions for postpartum depression
Learn about community based treatments for postpartum depression