REPRODUCTIVE PSYCHIATRY
Reproductive psychiatry is a specialized field of psychiatry focusing on aspects of mental health that are unique to women from adolescence through menopause.

Psychiatrists who specialize in women's mental health during the reproductive years are highly trained and skilled medical providers who are deeply knowledgeable about two specific aspects of psychiatry:
  • the significant hormonal shifts that women experience premenstrually and during pregnancy, postpartum, and perimenopause.
  • the impact of a mother's psychiatric illness and psychotropic medication on the developing child, both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Although the field of reproductive psychiatry is relatively new, it has grown significantly in the last several years:
INTERNATIONAL MARCE SOCIETY
seeks to build and sustain a perinatal mental health community
to promote research and high quality clinical care around the world.
SAVE THE DATE
International Marcé Society 2022 Conference
London, England
September 19-21, 2022
MARCE OF NORTH AMERICA (MONA)
MONA envisions a world in which
childbearing women, their children and families
enjoy the benefits of mental health and well-being.
CARE

Clinical
Care

Advocacy

Research

Education

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MONA accomplishes its mission by:
  • Promoting interdisciplinary preventive and treatment services to childbearing women, their families, the public, and general medical community.
  • Encouraging the development of novel assessment, diagnostic, treatment and integrative care strategies.
  • Translating our science into practice and policy from the local to the global audience through publications, training, service development and leadership in perinatal mental health.
  • Supporting the development of a highly skilled, diverse, multi-disciplinary professional staff at the cutting edge of perinatal mental health through continued education, research and encouragement of creativity.
SAVE THE DATE
Marcé of North America 2021 VIRTUAL Conference
October 21-24, 2021
NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR
PSYCHOSOCIAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
NASPOG promotes the study and clinical application of neurobiologic and psychosocial aspects of women’s health and well-being cross the life span.
Rather than an annual meeting in 2020, NASPOG is providing a webinar series during the COVID-19 pandemic. Monthly webinars are led by leaders in obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Topics include:

  • Postpartum Traumatic Disorder During Pregnancy
  • Integrated Behavioral Health in Women's Primary and Specialty Care
  • Holistic Approach to Abortion Care
  • National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Applying the Biopsychosocial Systems Model To Women's Healthcare
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Management of Hospitalized Obstetric Patients
  • Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Healthcare
  • Maternal Mortality and Women's Mental Health
  • Improving Substance Use Treatment in Reproductive Health Clinics
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REPRODUCTIVE PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIPS
17 psychiatry fellowship programs are available in North America:
16 in the United States and 1 in Canada. See a complete listing HERE.
See a complete listing of fellowship programs and learn more HERE.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM IN REPRODUCTIVE PSYCHIATRY
The goal of the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) is to advance knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders throughout the reproductive life span, to build a common foundation for education and training in this emerging field, and to inspire lifelong learning about reproductive psychiatry, particularly during pregnancy and postpartum. 
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Postpartum Support International presents a 6-hour advanced course on psychiatric pharmacology during pregnancy and lactation, taught by perinatal psychiatric experts. This interactive, case-based advanced seminar covers differential diagnosis, medication, case examples, and research on medication safety. Learn more HERE.
"Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Lifespan." This online course provides 13 continuing education units and runs Nov 2 -- Dec 22. Learn more HERE.
Working with Policy Makers to Address Maternal Mental Health Challenges
MMHLA -- founded in 2018 -- is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the mental health of childbearing women in the United States
by advocating for universal education, screening, referral, and treatment
of postpartum depression and related maternal mental health (MMH) conditions.

Our vision is that all childbearing women in the United States will be educated about and screened for maternal mental health conditions and have access to resources for recovery.