Maternal deaths are on the rise, here in the United States. 

And, we have a postpartum mental health crisis

In OT 90% of us are women, and many of us have personally experienced the inadequate support given to birthing individuals. 

But, not enough of us have stepped back to ask: why aren’t we (with our training in mental health & daily participation) helping women in the hospital after birth?

Luckily, there is a growing number of OTs asking this question and doing something about it. And, my favorite part of this movement is that it is multidisciplinary—our PT colleagues are advocating for our services. 

At the center of this movement are physical therapists, Drs. Jenna and Rebeca Segraves. They both worked on the commentary we are exploring today, and then will join us on the podcast to discuss the practical implications for your OT practice.In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.You can find more details on this course here: more about our guest: our acute care OT guide:'s the primary research we are discussing:Initiating Occupational and Physical Therapy in the Hospital After Birth: Access, Reimbursement, and Outcomes

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