Stopping postpartum
depression starts here.

Download the app to see if you qualify to
submit your mom genes.

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How It Works

Get The App

Get the App

Download the free mobile app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Take The Survey

Take the Survey

Answer questions about your experience with PPD.

Donate Your DNA

Donate Your DNA

We'll mail you a HIPAA compliant saliva kit, you take the test, and send it back. Then we'll put your mom genes to work.

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About the Study

This research is designed to determine if postpartum depression has a genetic cause, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. To do that, we need 100,000 qualified women from around the world to donate their DNA — their mom genes.

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Do I Qualify?

You may qualify for the study if you are a woman over 18 and have experienced either of the following:

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and is a critical public health threat around the world.

Common symptoms include feeling sad or depressed, difficulty concentrating, ruminating thoughts, excessive worry about baby's health, lack of enjoyment in the baby, and suicidal thoughts.

PPD afflicts one in seven women and has serious consequences for children and families.

Research into the causes of PPD has been dismally underfunded.

Postpartum Psychosis

Postpartum psychosis (PPP) is a rare but severe postpartum mood disorder that has rapid onset of symptoms within the first days to weeks postpartum.

Women can experience delusions, hallucinations, and bizarre behavior along with mania.

Sleep disturbance is also very common. If postpartum psychosis goes untreated, it is associated with devastating consequences to mother and baby.
My Data

How will my data be used?

Your information is like your DNA — yours. You choose how it's used. We will never share your identifying information like your name or address or name you in anything we do. To view our full privacy policy, see below.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are PACT Consortium, an international group of academic clinicians and scientists working together to better understand and predict postpartum depression through genetic research.

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