Post Partum

Are you dealing with Post Partum Depression?

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect. If you are not feeling like yourself, feeling sad, overwhelmed and irritable, the Post Partum Adjustment program offers a range of services to help new moms, dads, and families to adjust to their life with a new baby.  

To speak to a member of the Post Partum Adjustment Team please call (519) 337-3701 ext. 3.

Signs to Look For

While most parents experience a range of emotions, 1 in 5 mothers will experience some degree of Post Partum Depression (also referred to as Post Partum Mood Disorders) following the birth or adoption of a baby.

Parents experiencing Post Partum Depression may:

  • no interest or pleasure in activities they use to enjoy
  • not feel like a good mother
  • feel hopeless, frustrated or alone
  • have repeated scary thoughts about the baby
  • not feel like themselves
  • feel sad, exhausted yet unable to sleep
  • overwhelmed and unable to concentrate
  • restless, irritable or angry

With support, most parents experiencing postpartum depression recover. The Postpartum Adjustment Program can help by providing non-judgmental, individualized and accessible services that include:

  • linkages to other services offered by St. Clair Child & Youth Services such as infant massage, Make-The-Connection, infant development services as well as services offered in the larger community such as Ontario Early Years Centres and Public Health
  • information sessions for fathers, partners, family members and friends
  • information on issues related to the postpartum period, including postpartum depression screening for postpartum depression
  • supportive counselling
  • individual and family counselling
  • support groups
  • advocacy in the community

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