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What Maternity Nurses Wish You Knew About Pregnancy

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20. Talk About Postpartum Depression Before It Happens
“Having a baby is a big deal, and life-changing in wonderful ways, but in addition to the adorable baby, life changes and so do your hormones,” says Amanda. “It’s important to talk to not only your doctor, but your partner, and other close friends about your feelings and any potential concerns around your mental health and bringing a baby into your family. The more you talk about it beforehand, the easier it is to address it, and find help once you are in the thick of new motherhood.”