Your beautiful baby has arrived. This is seen as a wonderful, exciting time in your life. While most mothers feel this way, not all women do.
1 in 5 mothers find this time very stressful and may experience postpartum mood disorders (PPMD). PPMD can affect your ability to look after yourself or your baby. It can also affect your partner.
PPMD can range from normal baby blues to postpartum psychosis, which is a medical emergency.
What can you do about depression and where can you find support.
If you suspect that you or someone you know is experiencing postpartum depression, speak to your family doctor, or a public health nurse at Huron County Health Unit at 519.482.3416 or toll free at 1.877.837.6143. Residents in northern communities in the county can contact a public health nurse in Wingham at 519.357.4993.