Post Partum Depression

Post-Partum Depression 

Pregnancy and birth are usually a time for celebration for women. However, due to the changes in body, lifestyle and mindset, this may lead to an increase in poor mental health. 

It is natural in the first few days after delivery for women to experience mood changes as their hormones adjust. These feelings of ‘baby blues’ are often gone within the first 10 days after delivery.  

However, some women experience deep, painful, long lasting depression. Which is known as post-partum depression.  These Moms often feel like bad mothers. Some find it hard to connect emotionally with their babies, and they often find it hard to seek help.

Postpartum depression has not always been seen as a real concern. Hence, why it continues to be under reported. Research shows that the sooner the condition is diagnosed, the more effective the counselling process.

Signs of Post-Partum Depression:

  • Insomnia
  • Exhaustion
  • Excessive sleeping, but still feeling exhausted
  • Loss of sexual interest 
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Crying spells for no reason
  • Anger
  • Poor concentration/memory
  • Difficulty finishing tasks (ie laundry, dishes etc.)

Counselling for Post-Partum

We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), stress management and other strategies to help Moms work through, their post-partum depression.

In our office we understand that leaving your baby with a sitter or finding child care can be difficult. For moms seeking post-pastum counselling, we highly recommend bringing baby to the sessions. Newborn babies are more than welcome in the sessions up until they start cruising (crawling/walking) as it becomes a distraction for mom. Mom’s are welcome to breastfeed at any time during the session. There is also a spot in the office for diaper changing (please bring plastic bag with you as we do not have diaper disposal in our office).

If you would like to learn more about depression please visit our Depression Page. As well as our blog How To Know if You, or Someone you Love is Depressed. 

** If you are experiencing sucidial ideations, or thoughts of self harm, please go to your nearest emergency room. **

Contact us today! Call 705-735-9107 ffor more information on our postpartum depression sessions.