Feb 20, 2017
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody
Dispelling the myths of medication use in pregnancy and postpartum
We are talking with Expert Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody about psychiatric medication during pregnancy and postpartum.
We will go over some of the fundamental things it’s important to know about med use, risks to mother or baby for treated AND untreated illness, clear up some of the misconceptions of medication use and hopefully give you a good understanding of the risks and benefits.
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor and Director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Program of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders. Which is the first program of its kind in the US.
She is currently funded by multiple NIH grants to investigate epidemiologic, genetic, and other biomarker models of postpartum depression and has recently worked to establish an international postpartum depression genetics consortium (PACT). In addition, she is investigating novel treatment options for depression in perinatal women.
Dr. Meltzer-Brody also studies maternal depression in high-risk groups including adolescent mothers, and mothers of children with neuro-developmental delays.
Find all of the resources we discussed here:
PPDACT app http://www.pactforthecure.com/