An Evidence based tool to screen for perinatal anxiety and depression.

Sharon Muza Doula Educator Trainer


If you are struggling, you should know three things! These feelings are normal. You are not alone!  There is help!

Perinatal mood disorders can come up anytime during pregnancy or the first year or two after giving birth.  A perinatal mood disorder can also happen to the partner. Here you will find an evidence based perinatal screening tool and some resources for the family if you are having a lot of emotions and are wondering what is going on.

Growing your family is not without challenges, even under ideal circumstances.   Throw in some sleep deprivation, hormonal shifts, financial changes and other dynamics, and it is a surprise that more people are not impacted.  What I want you to know is that there is help, no matter if things are a little bumpy or a lot bumpy.  The hardest part is just reaching out to get things started.  Take the first step now.

Below please find the evidence based The Edinburgh Perinatal Depression Scale, an excellent screening tool.

Take the quiz!

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:(Required)
I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:(Required)
I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:(Required)
I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:(Required)
I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:(Required)
Things have been getting to me:(Required)
I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:(Required)
I have felt sad or miserable:(Required)
I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:(Required)
The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:(Required)


Here are trusted resources for caring and nonjudgemental mental health support and help for pregnant and postpartum people and their partners.

For immediate support during an active crisis - please call 9-1-1.



24/7 English/Spanish



English/Spanish. Warm line answered live 9-4:30 Monday-Friday. On evenings and weekends leave a message and they will return your call within 1-12 hours.

Comprehensive parent page, including info for therapists, support groups, partner resources and more.

Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support - at Swedish Medical Center


The Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support is staffed M-F 9 AM to 3 PM.  They offer a Day Program for new parents and their psychiatrists specialize in pregnancy and postpartum care, offering psychiatric consultations and medication management.