February 8, 2021

Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hosts Virtual Lecture on Postpartum Depression

Scenic Mountain Medical Center invites the community to attend a virtual lecture to discuss Postpartum Depression on Thursday, February 25 from noon to 1:00 pm. The lecture will be led and presented by Erich Byerly, M.D. in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 8 women report symptoms of depression after giving birth. Postpartum depression (Baby Blues), which can last months or years after giving birth, can affect a mother’s ability to bond with and care for her baby. If left untreated, it can impact the mother’s health and may cause sleeping, eating, and behavioral problems for the baby. However, when maternal depression is effectively treated and managed, it benefits both mother and child.

In this virtual lecture, Dr. Byerly will cover many important areas of Postpartum Depression and offer answers to commonly asked questions. Viewers may join the event using any PC, laptop or smart phone with this invite link:

Attendees will also have the opportunity submit questions through the Q&A section of this platform for Dr. Byerly to address. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Dr. Byerly and his practice, click here.