I had so many risk factors for postpartum depression that it would have been a miracle if I hadn’t gotten sick. The problem is that no one ever told me that. I was never screened for a maternal mental illness and I suffered because of it. Now I want to make sure that every medical professional screens every mom every time they can.

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.

Walking after Midnight: One woman's experience with postpartum depression

Kate Abbott is a goodwill ambassador who offers hope to those in the darkness of postpartum depression.

New Study Highlights Intimate Partner Violence By a Former Partner In Immigrant and Canadian-born Women.

New study highlights intimate partner violence by a former partner in immigrant and Canadian-born women

10 to 20 percent of moms will experience postpartum depression which can interfere with daily life. Many women are suffering from postpartum depression in silence, anxiety, and learning how to be a single mom. Well after a bit of research I've found that only 15% of women with postpartum depression ever receive professional treatment. I've gotten a good handle on single parenting, but my depression, stills seems like an everyday battle

What Single Moms Should Know About Depression

10 to 20 percent of moms will experience postpartum depression which can interfere with daily life. Many women are suffering from postpartum depression in silence, anxiety, and learning how to be a single mom. Well after a bit of research I've found that only 15% of women with postpartum depression ever receive professional treatment. I've gotten a good handle on single parenting, but my depression, stills seems like an everyday battle

Postpartum Depression Screening

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.

Every expectant parent needs screening for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  Parents need to be educated about the risks of postpartum depression and screened so that they can get help.  via @thepostpartumma

Every expectant parent needs screening for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Parents need to be educated about the risks of postpartum depression and screened so that they can get help.

Postpartum Depression Screening Scale™ (PDSS™) - Main

The published by WPS for clinicians, educators and researchers, can be purchased online.

Depression screening during pregnancy helps treat moms at risk for postpartum depression.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/13/174214166/postpartum-depression-affects-1-in-7-women?ft=1=1128=tw

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

NPR: A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression. It's normal.

Postpartum Depression: Screening and treatment can be provided in a pediatric primary care clinic  http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Postpartum-Depression.aspx

Screening and treatment can be provided in apediatric primary care clinic

Postpartum Depression Screening Scale™ (PDSS™) - Main

The published by WPS for clinicians, educators and researchers, can be purchased online.

Signs of Postpartum Depression May Appear Months After Initial Screening #CMIEvo

Signs of Postpartum Depression May Appear Months After Initial Screening

Signs of Postpartum Depression May Appear Months After Initial Screening - WSJ

Clinical tools for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression screening tools, algorithms and toolkits for obstetricians, pediatricians, social workers, family practice docs and nurses.

Start App postpartum depression

Answers to the most common questions about postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and more.

What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

While the AAP suggests pediatricians screen for postpartum depression, many don't. Natasha Sriraman, MD, FAAP, explains what they should know about PPD.

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