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Postpartum depression requires immediate action

Research shows that nationally, about 1 in 7 women experience symptoms of perinatal and/or postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is among the most common complications of childbearing. Postpartum (and perinatal) depression can occur during pregnancy and within the first few months after childbirth, but it can also happen after miscarriage and stillbirth. It is much more than just the "baby blues." This depression is more severe and calls for immediate medical attention. Screening should be done during pregnancy, early after delivery, and on each and every postpartum visit, but many ObGyns fail to do this properly.

Take this postpartum depression assessment to see if you have any symptoms and if you need to seek help. Get your individualized results via email.

Answer these 10 questions to get your score. Check each response that comes closest to how you have been feeling in the previous 7 days. 

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