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Did you know?

  • One woman out of 11 asked for help with depression during pregnancy.
  • 19 percent of Nebraska women reported sometimes feeling down, depressed, or hopeless after their baby's birth.
  • Over 7 percent of Nebraska women reported often or always feeling down, depressed, or hopeless since their baby's birth.
  • One woman out of 4 experienced depression after the birth of the baby, but only one woman out of 8 asked for help with depression after pregnancy.

Support from family and friends is extremely important. Pregnancy-related depression is an illness that affects the entire family. If you are a family member supporting a woman with depressive symptoms, please do what you can to stay in the loop so you are advised of her treatment and progress.

Select the links below to learn more about Helping Mothers, Depression in Fathers, Helping Children Understand, and Suggestion for Family and Friends:

Helping Mothers

Depression in Fathers

Helping Children Understand

Suggestions for Family and Friends