Policies for
Postpartum Care

Optimizing care and support for postpartum families may require policy changes.1

States are speaking out

A growing number of states have enacted policies to address the challenge of peripartum behavioral health needs.2

  1. Optimizing Postpartum Care. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 736. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2018;131:e140-150.
  2. Rowan PJ, Duckett SA, Wang JE. State mandates regarding postpartum depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2015;66(3):324-328.