Do I have postpartum depression?

Are you suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety?

Take this interactive 10-question quiz and share the results with your healthcare provider.

The quiz is based on The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS)*. The EPDS, a screening tool, doesn’t diagnose depression. Only a licensed healthcare professional can do that.

*J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh

Instructions:

Click on the link below from the Postpartum Health Alliance to complete the test.

Please pick the answer closest to how you’ve felt in the past week not just today.

Do I Have Postpartum Depression?

A Final Thought – From the Pillow

You’ve taken an important first step in prioritizing your health.

So please celebrate this moment. You’re stronger than you think you are.

What’s your view from the bed today, bleak or bright?

10 thoughts on “Do I have postpartum depression?

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    1. Hi! I love to meet other mental health advocates. I really appreciate you visiting my site and sharing your story. I hope you feel more like yourself soon. That first year post-baby is tough! Please let me know if there are mental health topics that you’d like to see on the site. Thanks again!

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      1. Thank you! One thing I’d love to see more of, in general, is how pregnancy affects mental health. I had fully recovered from depression until I got pregnant. Now, I’m struggling again. Perinatal mood disorders aren’t often talked about and I feel they should be. I’ve been wanting to discuss it myself, but have lately found it difficult to do so. I recently started a mom blog, Human Mom, and I plan on addressing it in a future post.
        I’m glad to have found your blog! I look forward to reading more!

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      2. I look forward to checking out your blog, Human Mom – love the name btw. You’re so right! More discussion needs to take place around perinatal mood disorders and mood disorders in general! It’s difficult to do anything, e.g. bathe/brush your teeth/etc., let along blog when you’re struggling with mental illness. I’m sending warm thoughts and love your way.

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    2. In a few of the posts, I only lightly touched on how PPD can happen during pregnancy. But I’d like write a piece on your suggested topic of how pregnancy can affect mental health because it’s so important. Just want you to know I appreciate your feedback and noted the suggestion! I hope to write the post in the future.

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