Out of the Blue: Perinatal Emotional Complications

Guest Speaker, Alison Palmer, MS, WHNP-BC

On Thursday, May 3rd, 6-7PM Healing Hands Chiropractic Family Wellness Center is proud to host Guest Speaker, Alison Palmer of Elliot Hospital-Manchester. This free workshop is ideal for both practitioners in the perinatal and postnatal fields as well as mothers-to-be and new moms!

Alison will discuss common emotional changes that are encountered during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  What is “normal” and when are we more concerned about symptoms that are affecting one’s daily functioning, relationships, and ability to care for self and/or baby?

At this workshop, learn about the warning signs of postpartum mood disorders and where your resources are for treatment and support.  Strategies for prevention AND treatment of these perinatal emotional complications will be reviewed, including:  self-care, nutrition, exercise, counseling, complementary and alternative medicine, social support, community resources and the safety of psychotropic meds in pregnancy and lactation.

About Alison:

Alison Palmer, MS, WHNP-BC has worked much of her career in high risk obstetric settings, and is in practice as a certified women’s health nurse practitioner.  She received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Boston College, and is currently working at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH as the perinatal mental health nurse coordinator.  Here she has established and operates the organization’s Postpartum Emotional Support Program and Perinatal Mood Disorder Taskforce. As a member of AWHONN and the NH State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, Alison’s clinical focus is to improve awareness of perinatal mental health initiatives and relative evidenced-based practice among nurses, obstetric, and pediatric health providers in the community.  She has been funded by grants awarded from the Endowment for Health to develop and implement a standard of care for perinatal mood disorders within the Elliot Health System, and is most recently pursing additional certification as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Please RSVP at 603-434-3456 or at info@healinghandsnh.com.

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