This month, we spoke with Dr. Soudabeh Givrad about her work as an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as her research interests as the director of the Maternal-Infant Psychiatry Program and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine. As a clinical psychiatrist, she collaborates with patients to address psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum period while also implementing effective methods to support infants' mental health needs. In this interview, she discusses the importance of bridging the gap between adult and child psychiatry to cultivate continuity of care from preconception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period until early childhood.
We know it can be a tough experience having an infant in the NICU. Here are some tips, courtesy of Dr. Givrad, on how to advocate for you and your baby when they are in the NICU: