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Postpartum Depression

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My Bundle of Joy… But why am I not joyful?

1 in 6 mothers will have a postpartum mood disorder. You are not alone. It is not your fault. There is hope. There is help.

Have you had some of these symptoms for two weeks or longer?

  • Loss of appetite
  • Overwhelming fatigue or insomnia
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Lack of joy in life
  • Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Severe mood swings
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

Do you or a friend need help? Don’t wait – Call

  • Your health care provider (family physician, midwife, nurse, OB/GYN, psychiatrist, private therapist)
  • CAST (Crisis Assessment and Support Team) 1-866-487-2278 (24 hrs)
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – HN Branch 1-888-750-7778
  • Dunville – Haldimand War Memorial Hospital 905-774-7431 (24 hrs)
  • Norfolk General Hospital 519-426-0130 (24 hrs)
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit 519-426-6170, 905-318-5367 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Women’s Health Concerns Clinic Hamilton 905-522-1155 ext. 33979
  • Ontario Early Years Centre (A Unit of HN Reach) 1-866-463-2759 8:3 0am – 4:00 pm
  • NEW – Postpartum Depression Telephone Support Line 1-855-764-8552 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 (24 hrs)
  • Postpartum International Telephone Support 1-800-944-4PPD

For more information on PPD services contact: Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant 519-759-3833 [email protected]

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