If you are a new mom, you know first-hand how life often feels turned “upside down” with the arrival of your newborn! What you may not know is that 25-75% of new mothers often suffer from depression. Milder forms of this depression are often labeled “Baby Blues”. But a more potential serious form of depression exists. Postpartum Depression can be triggered by a host of factors including changes in your hormone and sleep levels, unavoidable lifestyle changes, and a drastic increase in your daily tasks and responsibilities. The important thing to realize is that if you are a new mom and you are feeling depression, it is not your fault and it is very treatable.
If you suspect you may be suffering from Postpartum Depression, you can use the simple assessment below to determine the next best step for seeking professional help.
Instructions: Put a check mark by each item that matches the symptoms that you, your child, or your loved one experiences. When you have answered all of the questions, enter your name and email address to receive your confidential Postpartum Depression Assessment report.
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Download the Postpartum Depression Assessment in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.