During these days, the word “mental health” especially “Mom’s mental health” came to my mind quite often. I spoke with a mom who has depression. At first I cannot decide whether it was the baby blues (which last usually a few weeks after delivery) or postnatal depression. When I looked for the literature and checked with the Edinburg Postnatal Depression score (EPDS)1, it seemed to be PDS. Then, I started to think about sharing knowledge for women regarding hormonal changes, mental health, how to prepare and cope for it.
1. Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., & Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
British Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 782-786.