Wyoming women report high rates of pregnancy-related depression

CASPER — Wyoming women who gave birth in 2017 reported high rates of depression before, during and after pregnancy, according to a new state report that also reveals the insurance and income-related issues facing mothers in the Cowboy State.

More than 19 percent of women who gave birth two years ago reported having depression before they became pregnant, according to the state’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Just over 15 percent said they were depressed while pregnant, and 12.7 percent indicated they had symptoms of postpartum depression.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 women in the U.S. report being depressed.