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Suggestions for Family and Friends

  • Find out as much information as you can about pregnancy-related depression.
  • Be patient and understanding.
  • Ask the couple how you can help.
  • Offer to baby-sit.
  • Offer to help around the house.
  • Let the mother know you are there for her, even if she doesn't feel like talking.
  • Appreciate that the father may also be emotionally affected by the demands and challenges of new parenthood.

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