One should expect a certain amount of manageable distress throughout the perinatal (pregnancy and postpartum) period. What makes "typical" perinatal distress and clinical perinatal distress (aka PMADs) different is the duration, frequency, and intensity of the experience.
Below you can find some research-based screening tools that will help you better assess your or your client's experience. Please note, these are screening tools are for informational purposes only and are not designed to diagnose.
Take this 10-question assessment and share your results with a specialized professional.
Complete this comprehensive questionnaire and share your results with a specialized professional.
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If you feel you may be experiencing a PMAD, we are here to help. Please reach out to us or contact your health care provider.
Remember, when it comes to the perinatal period, you can never have too much support!