Texas Health and Human Services / Texas Health Steps

Integrating Postpartum Depression Screening into Routine Infant Medical Checkups

Maternal depression can occur during pregnancy and after childbirth, when it is termed postpartum depression (PPD). It can hinder mother-child attachment and is categorized as an adverse childhood experience. Primary care providers who screen for postpartum depression as recommended and reimbursed by Texas Health Steps can intervene early to help protect and promote good health for Texas families.

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