• PMADS and the Postpartum Doula

    Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and the Postpartum Doula

    Speaker: Mia EdidinBy Mark Colomb (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    December 2nd  11am-2pm
    Location: 2100 Building The Board Room
    2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
    $25 for members and $30 for non-members

    Mia Edidin is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Seattle with a private practice in Wallingford.  Mia has worked with families for more than 15 years.  Mia began working with parents as a doula in 1999 and then as a midwife apprentice 2001-2003.  After working with parents during this crucial time in their lives, Mia saw gaps in our health care system for women who experiencing perinatal mental health complications.   Mia went back to grad school in 2004 to become a clinical social worker specifically to work with new parents.    Mia primarily works  with women, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum emotional adjustment.  Mia is particularity interested in helping women with the developmental task of becoming a mother and the intersection of motherhood and feminism.   In addition to her clinical work with families Mia is the Director at Perinatal Support Washington-  a statewide nonprofit that focuses on perinatal mental health awareness, training, and support services for parents.  For more info: www.miaedidin.com

    NAPS Doulas is excited to present this continuing education event focused on supporting families who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

    During this class, you will learn:

    • How to recognize PMADs
    • How to recognize when parents are having a rough time and need support, even if not a PMAD
    • How to refer for support – suggested language
    • How to find resources and what types of support and resources are available from PS-WA and other resources

    There will be a short break during which NAPS will be providing snacks and hot tea.  Lunch is not provided.

    This class will be 3 hours including time for discussion and will count for 1 NAPS Continuing Education credit. If you are a NAPS certified doula, this event will also apply to your annual NAPS event requirement.




    If you are interested in a more in-depth look at supporting families through PMADs, Perinatal Support Washington is offering a two day training on October 20-21.  You can find tickets for that event at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3055804