California Health Collaborative’s integrative perinatal wellness program (s) support birthing people, mom, dads and their families at risk of a mood disorder. In addition, the perinatal wellness program (s) partner with medical providers, hospitals and behavioral health providers to create a comprehensive plan of care which supports both the patient, family, and the provider.
1 in 5 mothers. 1 in 10 dads.
Experience perinatal depression or anxiety.
Moms and birthing persons who are most at risk for a mood disorder:
- All birthing persons of childbearing years
- Parents of young children
- Birthing persons of color
- Birthing persons with a history of a prior mental health complication
- Low-income birthing people and birthing people with low levels of education attainment
Mental Health America, 2018
Why It Is important
Left untreated, perinatal mood disorders and anxiety not only affects the birthing person’s health and well-being but whole family wellness, which can have long-term consequences.
There is an increased risk of:
- Pregnancy-related health issues, such as pre-eclampsia, low birth-weight, and preterm birth
- Poor cognitive and/or social-emotional development of the infant and older children in the family
- Marital strain
- Substance abuse
- Impacts daily routine
PATIENT LEVEL SERVICES:
- Phone Support
- Education: Wellness, family wellness & preterm birth
- Care Coordination and case management services
- Counseling services / Telehealth counseling services
PROVIDER AND HOSPITAL LEVEL SERVICES:
- Medical provider education and training
- Access to screening materials and protocols
- Patient care coordination and supportive services
- Access to trained perinatal behavioral health providers