What If My Client DOES have a PMAD? with Heidi Koss
As a former PCD(DONA), and a past executive director for Postpartum Support International of Washington, Heidi understands the role doulas play in helping their clients identify risk factors and/or symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She also knows the confusion over scope of practice and the very real concern some doulas may feel about their ability to provide appropriate information, resources and support. This session will examine PPMADs from definitions to discussion; from stigma to support. Experienced birth professionals and newer doulas alike may gain insight and practical tools. This session is meant as a preface to Circle Support for Parents with PMAD but is not required.