SVMH nurses organize a week of maternal mental health

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At the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, a group of nurses began riding in diapers. This initiative is part of the Mother’s Mental Health Week, which will take place from 2 to 8 May. Among the hospital staff alone, staff handed over more than 50 cases of diapers. Experts say the inability to afford essential diapers can contribute to postpartum depression or maternal mental health. Most day care programs require parents to provide their own diapers. A study by the National Diaper Network (NDBN) shows that nearly 60% of parents who feel the need for diapers and hope to care for a child miss an average of four to five days of work or school last month because they didn’t have one. diapers. Organizations with NDBN distributed 86% more diapers in 2020 than in 2019. The nurses at SVMH want their parents to be one care less. “As a nurse, one of our hobbies is to stand up for our patients and ensure that patients have everything they need. And being a new mom and diapers is one of the main aspects of having a baby, it’s a hobby we’ve decided it’s a really good way give back to society and give to mothers in need, ”said Christine Durben, a certified nurse at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Nurses will hand out diapers at their mobile clinic. People can donate diapers by leaving them at the entrance to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

At the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, a group of nurses began riding in diapers. This initiative is part of the Mother’s Mental Health Week, which will take place from 2 to 8 May. Among the hospital staff alone, staff handed over more than 50 cases of diapers.

Experts say the inability to afford essential diapers can contribute to postpartum depression or maternal mental health.

Most day care programs require parents to provide their own diapers. A study by the National Diaper Network (NDBN) shows that nearly 60% of parents who feel the need for diapers and hope to care for a child miss an average of four to five days of work or school last month because they didn’t have one. diapers.

Organizations with the NDBN distributed 86% more diapers in 2020 than in 2019.

The nurses at SVMH want parents to have less worries.

“As a nurse, one of our hobbies is to stand up for our patients and ensure that patients have everything they need. And being a new mom and diapers is one of the main aspects of having a baby, it’s a hobby we’ve decided it’s a really good way give back to society and give to mothers in need, ”said Christine Durben, a certified nurse at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Nurses will hand out diapers at their mobile clinic. People can donate diapers by leaving them at the entrance to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

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