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The Mothers Act

teacuppamela.pngThe MOTHERS ACT has been reintroduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 20 introduced Jan 6th 2009) and the U.S. Senate (S. 324 introduced Jan 26 2009).

Messages to members of Congress should be gracious, direct and to the point.

“The Mothers Act is a bill which will increase mental health screening of pregnant women and new mothers,despite the fact that the widely accepted treatment for women diagnosed with postpartum depression is antidepressant drugs — documented by the U.S. FDA to cause worsening depression, mania, psychosis, suicidal and homicidal ideation and birth defects. There is no language in the bill that would assure mothers are given non-drug options or accurate information about the subjectivity of the diagnoses (a checklist of questions) or the documented risks of psychiatric drugs. This violates informed consent and puts new mothers and their infants at risk.”

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  • Jessica Williams

    I agree with you on this. This is a scary concept that they are coming up with, being a mother of two myself. I couldn’t handel being on something crazy like that after having children. I have never had depression after having children. Why medicate us during? Couldn’t that hurt the unborn child? Our children are indanger of becoming depressed before they are born.

  • Wow…this is disturbing~ There may be some that only medication will work for but what about those who simply have a little hormonal imbalance?! This is very scary because of all of the side effects that go along with these medications…I remember being blurry eyed and so very tired some days it was hard to think but ..doesn’t that come with the responsibility of being a mom~ I worked through this with the Lord and rest and a proper diet and the support of my husband. Once again we see that the government wants to swoop in and make rules and regulations…Our freedom is being taken from a little at a time….I pray that people would wake up and smell the coffee…before it is too late.
    Vikki

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