MOMMY&ME

Advancing Perinatal Mental Health and

Well-Being: The DC Mother-Infant Behavioral Wellness Program

MOMMY&ME

Advancing Perinatal Mental
Health and Well-Being: The DC
Mother-Infant Behavioral
Wellness Program

For a Staggering Number of Women, Pregnancy Is Not a Time of Joy

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1:4

women are affected by mental health disorders during or after pregnancy

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60%

of depressed women go undiagnosed. Half of the diagnosed women go untreated

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2:5

black women suffer from maternal psychological distress

You’re Not Alone

Fortunately, Mommy&Me has the tools to effectively find and treat these women; intervening early can help D.C. babies enjoy the strongest start in life.

Our overall goal at Mommy&Me is to partner with former patients, moms with experience giving birth in D.C., and other members of low-income black communities to develop and test different approaches to overcome obstacles and achieve health equity by providing effective mental health screening and care. Our patient partners spoke loudly and clearly: It’s too difficult to get mental health care in D.C., and it ends too quickly. So, participants will remain in the study for up to 12 months after delivery. And our Mommy&Me study also will include women who do not yet meet the criteria for being diagnosed with major depression or anxiety.

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Purpose

Mommy&Me strives to find and effectively treat low-income Black women receiving prenatal care at our three recruiting sites and intervening early to help D.C. babies enjoy the strongest start in life.

Under-resourced pregnant women who are Black or of African descent and who are older than 18 years with a pregnancy of 32 weeks gestation or less. Study participants must speak English and receive prenatal care at the George Washington University or Unity Health Care. We also accept self-referrals, provided the women plan to give birth in Washington, D.C.

Meet the Mommy&Me Team

Meet Our Peer Support Group Facilitators