Help Identify Women at Risk of Postpartum Depression
More emphasis will be put on identifying and treating postpartum depression...since women are often reluctant to seek care.
Many moms have the "baby blues" for a couple weeks after delivery. But about 12% will develop postpartum depression, which lasts longer.
Counsel women about possible mood changes after delivery...and refer women who report feeling down, anxious, unable to cope, etc.