It is estimated that while more than 80% of peripartum (before childbirth) women may experience some fluctuations in mood in either the antepartum period or postpartum (after childbirth), only 10-20% meet the criteria for an affective disorder.
|Depressive symptoms in pregnancy||25-35 %|
|Postpartum "blues"||50-85 %|
|Postpartum depression||10-20 %|
|Postpartum psychosis||0.1-0.2 %|