Symptoms differ for everyone and might include feelings of anger or irritability, lack of interest in the baby, crying, sadness and more.

Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety occurs during pregnancy or after giving birth, including after a pregnancy loss. It is the most common complication of pregnancy.

Treatment plans are different for each woman but might include increased self-care, support groups, counseling and treatment of symptoms with medication when necessary.

Peer stories and community resources that support the mental health and wellbeing of Coloradans who are expecting or parenting young children.

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“Well, yeah, I’ve heard about it but I just never thought it would be me. It can happen to anybody.”

– Colorado Mom

“At the end of the day this is what you have to do. You’re the only one who is going to get you through this day.”

– Colorado Mom

“Really listen and ask questions without judgement.”

– Colorado Dad

“I guess I am the only mom my kids are ever going to get, so I will try my best.”

– Colorado Mom

“I gave myself dry. I thought I was being a bad person because I couldn’t do it all myself.”

– Colorado Mom

“Sometimes her real issue is what she says it is, sometimes she needs to talk through it to get to what’s actually bothering her.”

– Colorado Dad

Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment

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This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number B04MC309, Maternal and Child Health Services. 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.