Today is a pretty cool day. Women bloggers from around the country are writing today, October 24, to spread awareness of the Mother's Act that is currently before a senate committee. Nearly one million women in the U.S. will experience a postpartum mood disorder this year. And yet only a tiny percentage will actually receive the care they need to get better. The Mother's Act will address this issue by insuring that there will be much-needed screening, education, services and resources for new moms and their babies. If passed, there will be a tremendous impact in the lives of moms and their children -- countless families are now needlessly suffering from PPD and other disorders that are so preventable and treatable. It's a no-brainer. We just need to speak out and make sure the Mother's Act is passed.
The bill is currently with the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee of the Senate. If the majority of the HELP Committee members endorse the MOTHERS Act, the bill will move forward for consideration by the Senate. Let's move it forward. Pick up your phone today and call your senator's office. It's that easy to help other women.
For more information and to learn how to contact your senator, go to Postpartum Support International.