Mom-ME Circle

A Mother's Empowered Community

Depletion Quiz

CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

_ Have two or more children

_ Less than 18 months' spacing between two children

_ Breast-fed one or more children over 18 months

_ Breastfed during pregnancy or two children during the same time period

_ Became pregnant and carried to term less than three months after weaning

_ Disturbed sleep over past three months, or average less than 7 hours per day during that period (We will address this in an upcoming blog post as well as in one of our mom-ME Circles.)

_ Currently caring for a child under three years of age.

_ Care for a child eight or more hours a day.

_ Have a child with a challenging temperament- spirited, stubborn, aggressive...

_ Have a child with a chronic physical or psychological problem.

_ Unreliable or mediocre child care (Will also address in future post/circle.)

_ Care for others besides children- ill spouse or parent

_ Returned to work 20 + hours per week before baby was one year old. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ Currently working for pay 30 + hours per week of full-time student. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ During pregnancy, ate fewer than three meals per day or few fresh fruit and vegetables.

_Since birth of first child, nutrition has been mediocre.

_ Little use of vitamin/mineral supplements.

_ Little to no exercise.

_ Little time for breaks.

_ Little use of stress relief techniques: progressive relaxation or meditation.

_ Do fewer personal enjoyments or pleasures.

_ Little to no spiritual or religious orientation.

_ Singel parent.

_ Partner travels frequently. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ Low sense of teamwork or cooperation with partner. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ Partner does little child rearing or housework. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ Low sense of emotional intimacy with partner. (Will also address in future post/circle.)

_ Little sexual affection. (Will also address in future post/circle.

_ Little support from family or friends.

_ Little sense of connection with other mothers.

_ Little sense of community- like a mother's group.

 

Five or more factors factors- low risk

Six to fifteen factors- moderate risk

Sixteen or more factors- high risk