Post Partum Risk Assessment During Pregnancy
This assessment is not a diagnostic tool, it is intended to assess the risk factors that may contribute to postpartum depression or anxiety. Our intention is to help develop awareness of the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of depression, so that you may engage your support network and access any resources that may be available.
- My partner and/or I were not happy to learn that I was pregnant.
- I have had a previous episode of postpartum depression and/or anxiety, with or without treatment.
- I have experienced symptoms of postpartum depression and/or anxiety following previous births, but I never sought professional help.
- I have had one or more pregnancy losses.
- I have a history of depression or anxiety that was not related to childbirth.
- I have lost a child.
- I have experienced a traumatic event, such as one of the following:
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Childhood physical abuse
- Phsyical assault by someone you know, or a stranger
- Physical assault during this pregnancy
- Sexual assault by someone you know, or a stranger
- There is a family history of depression and/or anxiety, treated or untreated.
- I have a history of severe PMS.
- I have experienced suicidal thoughts, sor other elf-harming behaviors, in the past.
- During this pregnancy, I have experienced some emotions that I am concerned about, or have never felt before.
- My partner and I have been thinking about separating or divorcing.
- I am not likely to admit it when I need help, or I do not have a strong support system to help me.
- During the past year, I have experienced an usual amount of stress (ex: Move, job loss, divorce, loss of loved one).
- Sometimes I worry about things so much that I can’t get the thoughts out of my head.
- I am bothered and frightened by thoughts that I can’t get out of my mind, especially about my baby’s well-being, or that I may hurt my baby.
- I am more irritable and/or angry than usual.
- Sometimes, I feel like I can’t shake off these bad feelings no matter what I do.
- I’m afraid that if I tell someone how I really feel, they will not understand, or they will think something is really wrong with me.
If you answered yes to any of these statements, you would likely benefit from talking to a professional to work through your worries, fears and other emotions.
Our Counselors who specialize in Postpartum Depression and Anxiety:
Kasey Ashcraft, MA, LPC
For more information, contact us today, to take your first step to finding your path back to wellness and joy.