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. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Committee opinion: optimizing postpartum care. Obstet Gynecol. 2018;736.
  2. Rowan PJ, Duckett SA, Wang JE. State mandates regarding postpartum depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2015;66(3):324-328.