The Programa Maternity Blues / Unidad de Apoyo Emocional

The main objective of the Maternity Blues Program at Hospital Universitario La Zarzuela is the early detection of perinatal depressive status because it is the most frequent obstetric compliation and provides healthcare coverage to a part of the health that doesn´t receive preventive care and the necessary follow-up or detection of cases. In 2020 it´s estimated that between 10% and 15% of women during pregnacy suffer from depression and only 65% of these women are diagnosed. [1] The American Collage of Obstetricians and Ginecologist since 2013 recommends performing at least one sreening in the perinatal period with instruments of proven scientific guarantees. Also the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2015 points out the importance of screening in order to prevent the impact on babies and their families due to the consequences of pospartum depression in altering family well-being and cognitive alterations, behavioral and / or empotional of the baby. Even so, in Spain sreening isn´t incorporatef in regular manner in many pregnacy monitoring programs in the public and private health sector

Author(s): Carlos Sánchez Roldán

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