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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.

Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre

Offers a Postpartum Adjustment Group for parents within their first year postpartum. It is free and open to anyone in the community. Call 613-962-0000 ext. 233 to register.

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

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

Jan
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Belleville Baby Feeding Drop-In

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office

Jan
30

Quinte West Baby Feeding Drop-In

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

Feb
03

Belleville Baby Feeding Drop-In

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office

Feb
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Birth Basics – Confidence and Comfort

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belleville General Hospital

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