Risk factors for postpartum depression aren't being shared with pregnant women and their families. Pregnant women and new moms are not being screened and not getting the help they need. This is the information that pregnant women and new moms need.
Screening for postpartum depression not only provides useful information to help the patient move forward and get treatment, but it also sends a message to that mother that she is cared for and that it’s okay to ask for help.
"Postpartum Depression: Surprising Rate of Women Depressed After Baby Mar. 14, 2013 — A surprisingly high number of women have postpartum depressive symptoms, according to a new, large-scale study by a Northwestern Medicine® researcher...The study underscored the importance of prenatal as well as postpartum screening. Mothers' and infants' health and lives hang in the balance..."
Birth Season May Influence Postpartum Depression Risk
Birth Season May Influence Postpartum Depression Risk | Study