This online screening is not a diagnostic tool. While the results of this online screening may indicate the extent to which you have signs of postpartum depression, only a trained medical professional, like a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you. Sharing your answers to the questions in this screening with a confidant or medical professional can be a helpful way to initiate a dialogue about your mental health and make progress in finding the medical care and support that you need.
Are you feeling down after giving birth? Due to the hormonal shifts and changes that occur during and after childbirth, it’s not uncommon for those who have newborns to experience sadness, or “baby blues,” shortly after delivery.
Baby blues are common — with up to 80% of people having symptoms such as irritability, worry, fatigue, and sadness. These feelings often go away or resolve on their own within the first 2 weeks after childbirth.
But if you’re experiencing more than a few weeks of intense sadness or extreme tearfulness with no clear reason, you may be navigating postpartum depression.
This brief, time-saving quiz includes questions that relate to common feelings and situations that those coping with postpartum depression have reported.
Symptoms of postpartum depression can vary depending on the person, so these questions do not include an exhaustive list.
A mental health professional can help figure out if your symptoms might be a sign of postpartum depression and recommend treatment if needed.
This online screening is not a definitive tool. However, it can be used as a self-screening tool and a starting point.
Only a trained medical professional, such as a doctor or mental health professional, can help you determine the next best steps for you.
This quiz was adapted from the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.