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Information for Families 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.

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