Did you know that last year the State of Texas enacted legislation, House Bill 341 (also known as the “Andrea Yates Bill) that requires healthcare providers who treat pregnant women to provide them with resource information regarding counseling for postpartum depression and other emotional traumas associated with pregnancy and parenting? I wonder …

* How many other states require similar education?
* How clear and comprehensive is the education Texas is requiring? (I hope it’s not the normal “baby blues brush-off” most women get.)
* How does Texas enforce this?

I think it’s great that Texas has taken this step, and it’s one that deserves attention from state governments across the country.

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