Postpartum Blues & Postpartum Depression

Postpartum (after giving birth) symptoms:

Up to 80% of mothers can get the "blues"within 3-5 days of giving birth. You may have rapid mood swings such as feeling happy to sad. You may feel helpless, worried or irritable. You may cry for what seems like no reason. Many women who are experiencing postpartum depression know there is something wrong, but don't go for help because they are embarrassed or afraid to talk about it.  It is important to realize that it is not your fault and that you are not a bad person or parent.

Postpartum depression is a medical condition.  With treatment, you will be able to function better in all areas of your life.

How to get help:

  • Contact your family doctor

 

  • Public Heath Nurse (604) 485-3310

 

  • Healthy Babies Drop-in (Public Health). Every Thursday 1:30-3:30 in the Public Health multipurpose room.

 

  • Mental Health & Addiction Services (604) 485-3300

 

  • Youth under 19 years old call Powell River Child & Youth Mental Health (604) 485-3722 [Walk-in Intake hours: Tuesdays 9:00 am-4:00 pm. No appointment necessary].

 

  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society: 1-855-255-7999

 

 

Phone Numbers

Mental Health & Addiction Services : (604) 485-3300
Child & Youth Mental Health : (604) 485-0603

Service Details

Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 15 Jan 2018.