Prenatal Depression

 
1. What is your gender?
2. How old are you?
3. How many children do you have?
4. Are you currently married, in a civil union, or a stable long-term relationship? If you are the partner of a woman who had prenatal depression, please skip to Question 36 after this question.
5. Did you become depressed during more than one pregnancy?
6. If you answered yes to Question 5, how many times did you experience prenatal depression? Please explain in the space below.
7. Did you have a history of depression before you were pregnant?
8. If you answered yes to Question 7, please explain in the space below your experience with depression before you were pregnant.
9. Did you ever have an adverse reaction to birth control pills?
10. If yes to Question 9, please describe your experience with birth control pills in the space below.
11. Were you on antidepressant medication before you conceived?
12. If the answer to Question 11 is yes, did you go off antidepressants when you decided to get pregnant or when you found out you were pregnant?
13. In the space below, please describe why you made the decision you did about taking or not taking antidepressants during pregnancy.
14. During which trimester did you first become depressed?
15. Did your obstetrician (or physician’s assistant, midwife, or doula) ask you about your moods?
16. If you answered yes to Question 15, how often did he or she check in with you about your moods? Please answer in the space below.
17. Were you seeing a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or other mental health professional before you got pregnant?
18. If yes to Question 17, did your mental health professional inform you about prenatal depression?
19. If you answered yes to Question 18, please explain why you were seeing a mental health professional in the space below.
20. Who diagnosed your prenatal depression? Please answer in the space below.
21. What treatment options were you given once your prenatal depression was diagnosed? Please describe in the space below.
22. How was your prenatal depression ultimately treated? Please answer in the space below.
23. If your prenatal depression was not diagnosed, did you mention your moods to a medical professional?
24. At any time, was your obstetrician (or other primary pregnancy caretaker) dismissive of your depression?
25. If yes to Question 24, please describe in the space below.
26. Did you experience postpartum depression?
27. If yes to Question 26, please describe your experience in the space below.
28. If you were depressed during more than one pregnancy, please describe your separate experiences in the space below.
29. Were you in a committed relationship during your prenatal depression?
30. How would you describe your financial situation during your prenatal depression?
31. Did you feel guilty about your prenatal depression?
32. Did you ever consider abortion during your prenatal depression? Please explain in the space below.
33. Did you feel like you could be honest with your friends and family about your prenatal depression?
34. If you were honest about your prenatal depression with your friends and family, how did they respond? Please describe in the space below.
35. If you had a significant other during your pregnancy, how did he or she respond to your depression? Please describe in the space below.
36. If you are the significant other, how did your partner’s prenatal depression affect your relationship? Please describe in the space below.
37. If you are willing to be interviewed about your prenatal depression or your partner’s prenatal depression, please leave your email in the space below. We are happy to quote you anonymously. Thank you. We deeply appreciate your help and generosity.
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