About 20 per cent of women experience a postpartum mood disorder. The symptoms can be a mild, moderate or severe form of depression and anxiety. Symptoms can be experienced at any time during the first year after giving birth. Asking for help is recommended if you’re struggling with emotional symptoms and adjusting to life with a newborn.
We can help.
Common symptoms of a postpartum mood disorder include:
- Feeling overwhelmed, sad, inadequate, anxious, irritable or angry
- Having feelings of panic
- Not being able to sleep
- Having disturbing dreams or thoughts
- Arguing with your partner
- Not feeling connected to your baby
- Having dark intrusive thoughts
- Not wanting to be alone with your baby
In Partnership with the GUELPH FAMILY HEALTH TEAM and the GUELPH-WELLINGTON PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT We offer:
- An individual appointment to anyone who calls or is referred
- A weekly support group for mothers with childcare
- A monthly fathers/partners information and support evening