GradImpact: Offering Support and Promoting Wellness for Pre and Post-Partum Women

    According to the American Psychological Association, as many as 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression. Adriana Dyurich, a recent doctoral recipient in counselor education from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, developed an innovative mobile application called VeedaMom to help combat this illness. The app was created to screen for and manage symptoms of perinatal depression and promote maternal wellness, and it’s designed to support and accompany women during their pregnancy and the first year after the birth of the baby.


    Dr. Dyurich wrote her dissertation based on research collected from pregnant women who used VeedaMom. “The app features the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the screening of depression, psycho-educational videos, and mindfulness exercises, plus a variety of other features designed to facilitate professional care and make the app fun and user friendly.”


    Dr. Dyurich presented her research at TAMUCC’s Doctoral Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) and won first place. She will be competing at the regional competition in Arkansas. To learn more about Adriana’s research, visit the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi website.


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