1 in 5 women suffer from perinatal depression or anxiety. Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other non-white women suffer disproportionately to white women. Most conferences speak to and about white women. This conference is different. If we want women of color to be well, we must talk about, learn from, and work for women of color. This conference is for us and by us.
The perinatal period is the time that a woman is pregnant and anytime thereafter. Anxiety is the most common mood disorder experienced during this period, even though the image we are most familiar with is postpartum depression. This can happen to any woman. This is about moms and babies - this is about our families.