Postpartum or Pregnancy Depression / Anxiety

Postpartum or Pregnancy Depression / Anxiety (PPD(A)) can affect mothers and families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They can include postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and postpartum psychosis.

  • PPD(A) Basics (Information and Resouces for Families)
    Help is available! Find out if you have a PPD(A) and where you can get help.

  • For Health Professionals
    Resources for pediatricians, family practice physicians, and OB/GYN, information about screening, resources for moms and families, and further training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  • For Family Home Visiting
    Family home visiting programs exist across the state of Minnesota. Local public health nurses in this context screen and support moms with postpartum depression. Find more information here about how and when to screen moms, and what to do with positive screens for postpartum depression (PPD).

  • Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab
    The Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab as a group problem-solving process to find and test new solutions for supporting moms during and after pregnancy. Community teams identified types of solutions they would like to try in their specific communities, to support moms in maintaining or achieving positive mental health.

  • Quality Improvement Project
    The Minnesota Department of Health is recruiting clinics or organizations who wish to start universal screening for postpartum or pregnancy depression or anxiety. A learning collaborative is now forming to support the development and implementation of work flows for universal screening.