One out of 10 women who give birth will experience a postpartum mood disorder.

If you are suffering with some of these feelings, you may need professional help:
  • Frequent crying for no reason;
  • Difficulty sleeping;
  • Changes in your appetite;
  • Feeling that you are unable to cope with daily activities;
  • Mood swings that interfere with caring for your baby;
  • Over concern for your baby;
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby or fear of harming your baby;
  • More sensitive and/or irritable;
  • Difficulties in your relationship with your partner;
  • Loss of interest in sex;
  • Feeling very anxious or having panic attacks; and/or
  • Feeling worthless or hopeless (leading to suicide).
You can get help! Help is available from:
  • Your family physician or midwife;
  • The Waterloo Region Public Health Department’s Healthy Children Information Line at 519-883-2245;
  • Grand River Hospital’s post partum mood disorders support group at 519-749-4300, extension 2267; and/or
  • Grand River Hospital’s crisis clinic (weekends and evenings). Please call 519-742-3611 and ask for the crisis clinic.