Are you enjoying pregnancy?
Is life with your new baby happy?
If you answered “no” to either of these questions you might be depressed. You are not alone. One in 5 women experience depression in pregnancy or postpartum.
If mom is depressed…
Partners are twice as likely to be depressed
Babies are more likely to be born too early
Babies are breastfed less
Mother and baby may not bond as well
Children may have more health and behaviour problems
If you think you might be depressed…help is available!
- Screen yourself and then refer your score and the Care Guide to your health care provider.
- Talk to someone - your doctor, nurse, midwife, husband, friend, sister, support worker, etc.
- Also, refer to Where to get help your Region and the Resources pages for more information and support.
If you need immediate help please call the Saskatchewan Healthline at 811.