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Parents & Parents-To-Be: Mood Changes in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Mood Changes in Pregnancy and Postpartum 

Information Booklet

Recommended Websites

On-line Support

Connect with " Life with a Baby"

Life with a Baby - Connect with other moms, meet new friends, reduce your isolation, find support groups, learn ways to prevent postpartum depression, and find your local moms group.  (coming soon to  Simcoe County). 

Life with a new baby: Dealing with Postpartum Mood Disorders

Best Start Resources

Pregnancy is Not Always What you Expect: Taking Care of Your Mental Health while Pregnant or Planning a Pregnancy

This booklet for pregnant women provides information about depression and anxiety. It presents strategies to help women: to take care of their mental health before and during pregnancy.

Life with a new baby is not always what you expect

The birth of a baby or an adoption brings physical, emotional and social changes. Take care of yourself using strategies outlined in this brochure and let family and friends help you as well.

Expecting or New mother - What is a Postpartum Mood Disorder (PPMD)

Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but life with a new baby is not always what you expect. Adjustments to the new roles and relationships are not always easy.

Managing Depression – A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond

The Managing Depression Facilitator’s Guide is a resource that was designed to assist facilitators working with women who are living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond.

Other Resources

Celebrating the Circle of Life - Coming back to Balance and Harmony: A guide to emotional health in pregnancy and early motherhood for Aboriginal women and their families

This guide was created to help Aboriginal women enjoy good emotional health during pregnancy and following the birth of a baby. 

Coping with anxiety during pregnancy and following the birth

This guide was created to help meet the needs of women who are dealing with anxiety during pregnancy and following the birth of their baby.

Coping with depression during pregnancy and following the birth

This guide was created for doctors, nurses, mental health workers or other health care providers who are working with women who are suffering from depression during and following the birth of their baby.

Handouts for women

A cognitive behavior therapy-based self-management guide for women. 

Please Note:

The contents of this webpage are  for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this page.