Pregnancy-related depression resources for providers

We provide information and guidance for Colorado providers on addressing pregnancy-related depression. This information is for use in practices and with clients.

Pregnancy-related depressive symptoms guidance

Guidance and materials for people who work with women of childbearing age or their children.

Screening tools

Screening for pregnancy-related depression is important both during and after pregnancy. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a recommended screening tool. It was developed and validated for women during the postpartum period.


  • Offering H.O.P.E - Identifying and supporting expectant and new parents struggling with depression and anxiety. - New April 2019

  • H.O.P.E (en Español) - Identificar y apoyar a padres con preocupaciones de la salud mental durante el embarazo y posparto - Nuevo abril 2019

CDPHE Reports

Tool kits

Tool kits to assist direct-service personnel in the prevention, identification, and treatment of depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women.