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Mental Health After Pregnancy

Life with a new baby is not always easy. Postpartum mood disorders are common after childbirth and can occur within the first year of giving birth. Postpartum mood disorders can include baby-blues, depression, anxiety or a more serious condition called psychosis.

Both new moms and new dads can experience changes to their mental health after the transition to parenthood. However, early support and treatment can increase the speed of recovery.

Getting Help

There are many resources in our community that provide support and counselling for mental health and mood disorders. Visit our Getting Help page for resources that provide general support, assessment, and intake. In addition, post-partum support services are listed below.

Beststart.ca

Best Start Canada offers a helpful online brochure titled Life with a New Baby is Not Always What You Expect.

Chat with an Expert – Chats for Moms and Dads

Postpartum Support International (PSI) offers free, live phone sessions. Clients can connect with other moms and dads, and talk with a PSI expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Visit postpartum.net to learn more.

Need More Information About Mental Health After Pregnancy?

Contact our CARELine at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Family Health, Pregnancy

Food Literacy Report 2017

PUBLISHED: Sunday December 31, 2017

Teenage Pregnancy Report

PUBLISHED: Thursday March 30, 2017

Upcoming Clinics and Classes RELATED TO : Baby Feeding Drop-In, Prenatal Education

Apr
06

Belleville Baby Feeding Drop-In

April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office

Apr
09

Quinte West Baby Feeding Drop-In

April 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Health Quinte West Office

Apr
14

Belleville Breastfeeding Prenatal Class

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office

Apr
16

Quinte West Baby Feeding Drop-In

April 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Health Quinte West Office

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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.