For a staggering number of women, pregnancy is not a time of joy. Women often struggle with stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy, and this maternal mental health distress can persist a year after giving birth. Under the auspices of a new PCORI award, the Developing Brain Institute and our community partners will track health - including mental health - of moms starting during pregnancy and will monitor how their newborns develop. Our overall goal is to partner with former patients, moms with experience giving birth in D.C., and other members of low-income Black communities to develop and test different approaches to overcome obstacles and achieve health equity by providing effective mental health screening and care. #NoMotherLeftBehind