Welcoming a new baby into the world can be a happy time for new mothers, but postpartum depression is common leading up to and after giving birth. Depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders can all be aggravated by stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. Add in a global pandemic, and these scenarios are even more likely. Uncover the research and learn more about what providers can do to help patients impacted by postpartum depression.
Did you know that under Massachusetts law, providers can prescribe patients a 12-month supply of birth control? If you didn't, you're not alone. Many providers, patients, and even pharmacies don't know about this option. Hear from our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Farah Shafi, MD, and learn more below about the Massachusetts law that protects this supply option along with the potential benefits to providers and patients.