As you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, we would like to know how you are feeling.
Please indicate the answer that comes closest to how you felt in the PAST 7 DAYS, not just how you feel today.

Here are some questions regarding the way you behave, feel and act. Each question has radio buttons to answer YES or NO. Try to decide whether YES or NO represents your usual way of acting or feeling. Then check those radio named YES or NO. Work quickly, and don’t spend too much time over any question, we want your first reaction, not a long drawn-out thought process. The whole questionnaire shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Be sure not to omit any questions. Start now, work quickly and remember to answer every question. There are no right or wrong answers, and this isn’t a test of intelligence or ability, but simply a measure of the way you behave.

INTERPRET YOUR EDINBURGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCALE SCORE:

A SCORE OF 0 – 10:
If your score is 10 or less, you are considered to be in the “normal” range. This means you likely DON’T have Postpartum Depression. If you are feeling you are struggling, consider your fatigue level – – could getting more rest and sleep help? If so, do whatever you need to do in order to make this a priority.
A SCORE OF 11 OR 12:
A score of 11 or 12 is something that health practitioners usually like to take a closer look at. It is considered a kind of “borderline” score for “probable” postpartum depression. If you are in this range, you might find it helpful to talk to your health care provider so that the two of you can dig a bit deeper into how you are feeling, figure out what exactly is going on, and talk about best to help you get on track.
A SCORE OF 13 OR HIGHER:
A score of 13 or higher suggest significant depression. Please see a psychologist. Your Psychologist will be able to make the proper diagnosis about what is going on with you. He/she can also get you pointed in the right direction regarding treatment options, available supports etc.

SCREEN YOURSELF FOR PPD:

LOOK AT YOUR SCORE FOR ITEM 10:
BE SURE YOU’VE ANSWERED ITEM 10 OF THE EDINBURGH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SCALE HONESTLY. If you HAVE had thoughts of harming yourself, it is a good idea to follow-up with your doctor, gynae or psychologist. DO THIS EVEN IF YOUR TOTAL SCORE IS LOW!