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Motherhood has its own challenges, and when depression occurs during or following pregnancy, it can be difficult for a woman and her family. Many women are affected:
- 19 percent of Nebraska women reported sometimes feeling down, depressed, or hopeless after their baby's birth.
- Over 7 percent of Nebraska women reported almost always feeling down, depressed, or hopeless since their baby's birth.
Pregnancy-related depression can happen during pregnancy or within a year after delivering a baby. It is not your fault. You can overcome depression and enjoy your life once again by reaching out for help.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Helpline: 1-800-862-1889.