Iowa's Perinatal Depression Project

Resources For Providers:

One in eight women will experience perinantal depression. Many cases of perinatal depression go unrecognized and untreated, often with significant negative conseqences for both mothers and their families. Screening for perinatal depression can improve health outcomes when combined with a system for treatment. This web page provides information and local resources for health and mental health providers who care for Iowa mothers, pregnant women and their families.

 Obstetric providers       
 Pediatric providers  
 All providers
Screening & Treatment Tools

Assessment of Stressors During Pregnancy and Postpartum>
(for patients who score 10 or above on EPDS)

HRSA-UIC Perinatal Project

Edingburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)
Espanol - click here

Fact Sheet for Providers

Iowa Department of Public Health

Culturally Neutral Questions

Iowa Department of Public Health

Improving Maternal and Infant Mental Health: Focus on Maternal Depression

National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy

Parental Depression Screening for Pediatric Clinicians: An Implementation Manual

Based on the Parental Well-Being Project at Dartmouth Medical School

Incorporating Maternal Depression Screening into Pediatric Practice: Strategies and Implications

The Commonwealth Fund

Iowa's 1st Five Project

1st Iowas 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative (pdf)

Iowa Department of Public Health

Primary Care Tool for Assessment of Depression During Pregnancy
(for patients who score 10 or above on EPDS)

HRSA-UIC Perinatal Project

Screening for Caregiver Depression


Maternal Depression Screening Training

Early Childhood Iowa,
Iowa Department of Public Health

Current Research Projects

Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center

 MedEd PPD Postpartum Depression Resource

MedEdPPD.org, National Institute of Mental Health

Perinatal Depression: Emerging Perspectives and Practices

Maternal and Child Health Information Center


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Funding for this project was provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.