Postpartum depressive symptoms are a major health problem that affects hundreds of women
annually. The investgators propose to test an intervention to reduce postpartum depressive
symptoms and prevent elevated levels of depressive symptoms in postpartum mothers by
preparing and educating women about specific situational triggers of depressive symptoms, by
bolstering personal and social resources, by enhancing self-management skills to buffer
postpartum demands, and by increasing access to existing healthcare and community resources
available to postpartum mothers.