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The Reach Out, stay Strong, Essentials (ROSE) for birthing parents of newborns program brings pregnant people together to learn more about what to expect after their baby is born. This program provides pregnant people with the skills and information they need to lower their risk of postpartum depression. Topics include education on postpartum depression, managing the transition to parenthood, managing relationships, self-care, assertiveness, and goal setting.

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Check out this great article by the New York Times citing ROSE specifically on the prevention of perinatal depression!

ROSE is the only program that:

  • Has been found to significantly reduce cases of postpartum depression, and
  • Has been tested in community prenatal settings with racially and ethnically diverse pregnant people.

A pregnant woman and her young child lay next to each other on a couch. Both of them have their hand on the mom's stomach.

For Pregnant People

Participate in our at-home study! Researchers from Michigan State University are seeking pregnant people to participate in a study that can be done from home. If you are considering taking part in this opportunity, please be aware that there’s a possibility of being assigned to the ROSE Program, but it’s not guaranteed.

You may be eligible if you reside in these states:

  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts

Sign up to learn more: ROSES II Study Information Form.

For Providers

To access free ROSE training on how to prevent postpartum depression, visit the website.

Join the conversation and connect with other ROSE providers in our Facebook Group.

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Our team is committed to respect for people of all races, colors, genders, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, history of criminal involvement, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status and age. We support Michigan State University’s goal of increasing diversity, ensuring equity, promoting inclusion, and enhancing outreach and engagement. Our work seeks to address structural racism and sexism, empower the unempowered, and elevate community and patient contributions to solutions.