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.
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.
"Perhaps we are hoping and wishing to help this growing cohort of women, so desperately that we are offering to turn off their smoke alarm without putting out the fire raging through their life experience.
What You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression Screenings