3016.1-23: Perinatal Mental Health for Mothers From All Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds

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3016.1-23: Perinatal Mental Health for Mothers From All Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds 

This presentation provides an overview of perinatal mood disorders, some of the risk factors, and the impact it has on mother and baby. Analysis of racial disparities in maternal and infant health will be discussed and strategies will be explored to provide interventions that will improve the health outcomes of this population.

  Cheryl A. Leiningen, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-C

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  15 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms of perinatal mood disorders. 

Keywords:  Perinatal Mental Health, Postpartum Screening, Health Disparities

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 37th Annual Conference
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Access to this course will end:  November 30, 2026

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