This bachelor thesis deals with the prevention of postpartum depression in the pregnancy and the postnatal period in terms of a multiprofessional setting. Symptoms of the postpartum depression as well as its risk factors will be discussed. In terms of prevention of this kind of depression the focus of the thesis will lie on protective factors during the pregnancy. The dealing professions of the health systems and two institutions in the Vienna area, which deal with affected or threatened pregnant women, will be described
This thesis also focuses on state-run resources for women in the postnatal period. The role of the women´s social network will be discussed. A special focus of the thesis will lie on the social work, specially on the social work in hospitals that work on the prevention of postpartum depression.