GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – If you’re a parent, it’s likely you may’ve had some exposure to baby blues or postpartum depression. In fact, it’s said that 15% of women experience some sort of postpartum mood disorder after giving birth.

That’s why a Grand Rapids area business is trying to educate folks about the importance of the care that takes place after a baby is born… and they’re holding an awareness event next week, showing a documentary, and holding a panel discussion.

Today, we’re telling you about the work of Simply Born Midwifery Services.>>> Take a look in the video above.

This is a really important conversation – one that Simply Born and Gold Coast Doulas hope to have with the community. They feel the documentary about postpartum depression, and the challenges it brings, will help remove the stigma and taboo that can surround this subject.

Simply Born Event

  • The documentary is called “When The Bough Breaks”
  • 6pm Wealthy Street Theatre
  • Live Skype conversation with the film’s producer
  • Panel discussion with local health advocates
  • Free, but ticket donations will be accepted at the door