Virginia Apgar: 1909-1974; Virginia Apgar was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology. To the public, however, she is best known as the developer of the Apgar score, a method of assessing the health of newborn babies that has drastically reduced infant mortality over the world.
Postpartum depression is the number 1 complication of childbirth, affecting up to 1 in 7 moms. Sometimes symptoms start in pregnancy. With help, you will get better. You can speak to a public health nurse by calling Health Connections. A public health nurse can provide support, information about postpartum depression and connect you to community resources.