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Depression During and After Pregnancy

Family Resources

Here are resources to find help and learn more about depression during and after pregnancy.

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Learn more about depression during and after pregnancy and medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Need more information? Use the collection of resources that NCEMCH staff have put together for you and your family.


Depression During and After Pregnancy: Family Resource Brief, 2nd ed. (July 2013). (Updated: July 2014, May 2017).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Breanne C. Wilhite, B.S.
Contributors: Beth DeFrancis, M.L.S., NCEMCH; Tracy Lopez, M.S.L.S., NCEMCH.
Reviewers: Michelle LaRue, M.D., National Alliance for Hispanic Health; Shree Mohanty, M.A., M.S., R.D., L.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Region V; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH; Anna Rough Grignon, M.A., M.E.S., CityMatCH.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., NCEMCH.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.