MCH Blog

Hello and welcome to the Maternal and Child Health Blog. Here, students can share information quarterly aimed at providing our community with updates about events, workshops, news, and other topics related to maternal and child health.


Editors of the blog are Richard Tirado, an undergraduate MCH Pipeline student, Delia Giselle Melendrez Gomez and Yanel Saenz first-year MPH students in the Community Health Sciences.

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MCH Blog Post #2 (7.1.2021)

This summer’s Blog Post is on maternal postpartum depression by Bri-Ann Hernandez. Maternal postpartum depression(PPD) is one of the most common complications associated with pregnancy. As a result of recently established hospital policies that separate newborns from mothers with confirmed COVID-19, partners and support persons such as doulas are barred from attending deliveries due to fear of viral exposure. This isolation and absence of a ‘birth advocate’ can lead to birth trauma.

MCH Blog Post #1 (4.6.2021)

This quarter’s MCH-Related Blog Post is on the Diversity Pipeline Programs Community-Based Training & Practice Meeting by Lizzet Lopez and Nancy Le. “The Diversity Pipeline Programs under the HRSA Health Workforce hosted a virtual symposium to bring members of pipeline programs from all over the country to exhibit a research poster of their interest. It was a three-day event where attendees could interact through presentations and interactive workshops to learn from each other and address financial, cultural, and educational barriers affecting students from disadvantaged backgrounds.”