True/False: I have a handful of friends and/or family members that I can reach out to when I’m feeling sad or nervous.
True/False: I feel mostly happy about my pregnancy, along with the normal amount of nervousness.
True/False: My partner expresses happiness about our pregnancy.
True/False: I have people in my life who check in on me and how I’m feeling physically, mentally and emotionally.
True/False: The people in my life are conscientious of my pregnancy and make adjustments if I’m feeling uncomfortable.
True/False: The people in my life encourage me to pamper myself.
True/False: My partner does his/her own research (such as reading books or looking up articles) to find out what I’m going through.
True/False: My partner has taken on more of the household chores to give me a break while pregnant.
True/False: I have friends and/or family members who have experienced pregnancy that I can talk to about my feelings.
Did you answer mostly TRUE? If so, you are likely getting a good amount of support. However, if it doesn’t feel that way, be sure you are verbalizing and requesting what you need, specifically, from friends and family. Support is a protective factor that can help you to not develop perinatal depression and/or anxiety, so it’s very important to make sure you are gauging how you’re feeling with regards to support. If you are concerned with the lack of support or the state of your mental health while pregnant, reach out to a trained professional!