Postpartum depression refers to depression that happens after childbirth. It affects millions of women around the world. There are certain symptoms of postpartum depression that can help with its diagnosis. If you think you are suffering from postpartum depression, you must see a professional to find the way forward. So, do you think you suffer from this condition? If yes, take our postpartum depression quiz now.
1. How close do you feel to your baby?
A. Very close
B. Not very close
C. You don’t know yet
D. Not close at all
2. How many times a day do you hold your baby?
A. All the time
B. Only after you feed them
C. Only while you bathe them
D. You don’t hold them, you give them to someone else
3. Do you enjoy breastfeeding your baby?
A. Yes, of course
C. You used to but not anymore because it’s exhausting
D. No and that’s why you prefer giving them the bottle
4. How do you feel when you hear your baby cry?
A. You run to get him
B. You lock yourself in the closet to cry
C. You get frustrated
D. You let the baby cry by putting some music on
5. Are you anxious to give your baby away to your mother?
A. Yes, always
D. Only when you are very stressed
6. Do you have plans for your baby’s future?
B. You used to but not anymore
C. You do but you haven’t got time to write it down
7. Do you complain too much about your lack of sleep?
A. No, not really because you always have someone to help with the baby
B. Yes, all the time
C. No, because you’ve always wanted to be a mom
D. Sometimes, but at the same, you do understand that babies are supposed to make you feel this way
8. Are you worried about your baby when you are away from them for too long?
A. Yes, and it’s only natural
B. No, because you trust the people watching him when away
C. Sometimes, but you don’t stay out for too long either
D. Yes, you prefer being away from all the noise to be honest
9. Do you trust people around your baby?
A. Yes, of course
B. No, you are always scared that someone might hurt or drop them
C. Sometimes, just so that you don’t seem paranoid
D. Yes, of course. Because you need some time to yourself, to be honest
10. Does your baby sleep in your arms with you?
A. Yes, absolutely
B. No, never, you are too scared to drop him
C. Sometimes but only under your mother’s supervision
D. No, you prefer when they sleep in their crib
11. Do you feel interested or motivated to do things you liked, before you were a mom?
A. Yes, but I do not have the time to do them
B. No, I have lost interest in almost everything I once liked
C. Yes, I will go back to them when I have become used to being a mom
D. Yes, I try to do those things every once in a while to relax
12. Do you feel low and hopeless?
A. Yes, all the time
B. No, I feel hopeful and happy
C. I feel overwhelmed and stressed
D. Only when I am scared that I will fail as a mother
13. Are you experiencing insomnia?
A. Yes, I cannot sleep no matter how tired I am
B. No, I get as much sleep as possible
C. I am not sleeping a lot, but I do get some rest
D. Only when I get too anxious about taking care of my baby
14. Do you feel drained and low on energy?
A. Yes, all the time
B. No, I am tired but that is normal
D. I just feel worried and stressed
15. Do you feel you are a bad mother?
B. No, I think I am doing just fine
C. Yes, sometimes
D. I do not understand how to take care of my baby
16. Have thoughts of self-harm occurred to you?
A. Yes, a few times
C. No, but I do not feel my best
D. No, I only feel stressed
17. Do you have trouble focusing?
A. Yes, I am very forgetful these days
C. Yes, but only because I am overwhelmed
D. Yes, but I think it is normal when you have so much to do
18. Do you feel very anxious around your baby?
C. No, but I do feel stressed
19. When did you give birth?
A. More than a year ago
B. In the last two weeks
C. In the last few months
D. Less than a year ago
20. Do you feel like crying too often?
A. Yes, at least twice a day
B. No, very rarely and normally
C. When I am stressed
D. When I get anxious about taking care of my baby