Post Partum Depression- It can happen to you

Possible Risk Factors:

  •  Birth didn't go as planned

  • History of Mental Illness or depression

  • Unplanned or unwanted pregnancy

  • Weak support systems

  • Lack of sleep

  • Fussy baby

  • Stress  

  • Prenatal anxiety

  • Recent stressful life events

  • Low self-esteem

  • Lower socioeconomic status

 

Can it happen to me? 

 

Yes, post partum depression (PPD) does not discriminate. Here is where you can find some really good information: 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Mayo Clinic 

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario 

HealthLink BC 

Here to help 

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

Post Partum Support Society Publications & Resources