Davao City District CMDPS educates parents about postpartum depression

By ALZEL MAE SIANO and MARCK ANGELO R. DELOS REYES

Date Posted: February 12, 2022

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The Church Administration continues to launch activities through the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) such as the Christian Medical Dental and Paramedical Society (CMDPS) not only to strengthen the faith of the Church members, but also to take care of their health and physical welfare, which they use in their active services to the Lord.

On January 22, 2022, the Christian Medical Dental and Paramedical Society (CMDPS) in the Ecclesiastical District of Davao City conducted an online seminar on postpartum depression (PPD) for parents from various local congregations under the district’s supervision. The organization, which is comprised of brethren who are health professionals, strives to help the brethren in any way they could, one of which is providing them with health-related information.

PPD is a type of depression that occurs after giving birth. It affects not only the woman who gave birth, but even her male counterpart (www.cdc.gov).

Pearl Jel Valle, a CMDPS member from the the resource speaker, discussed about the dangers of postpartum depression (PPD) brings. She explained the signs to look out for and, more importantly, the steps to take to lessen its impact if ever it could not be avoided.

“Postpartum depression is a mental mood disorder that is often overlooked. In seminars like this, brethren are made aware of the overall health, especially the mental stability, of a woman after giving birth, and what should be done so she can avoid having postpartum depression,” Valle said. —With reports from INC News Section

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