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Coping with mood changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period can be difficult. While some pregnant and postpartum women experience symptoms of depression or anxiety briefly, others find that their symptoms persist for a greater duration of time. Fortunately many resources exist for women who wish to seek outside support. Assistance can be obtained from health care providers, such as family doctors or nurses, as well as community organizations. Services offered are numerous and can occur in the form of peer support groups, counseling, therapy, or medication, such as antidepressants.

Community Services

 CLSC locator

Information on perinatal mental health

 Canadian Mental Health Association

 Health Canada

 Institut universitaire en santé mentale du Québec (in French only)

 National Institute of Mental Health (English and Spanish only)

 Nexus Health

 Postpartum Support International


Pregnancy Resources

 SickKids - MotheRisk (English only)

 Maison Bleu

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