September 10, 2012

MOMS – Postpartum Depression Group

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A Support Group for women experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety

The MOMS group is a 10 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety. The next group will begin in the fall of 2012.  This group is designed for women who are noting the signs and symptoms of distress that go beyond the short-term “baby blues” that many women experience after birth.

Common symptoms of this level of distress may include:

  • A persistent feeling of sadness or of anxiety
  • Excessive crying or worrying
  • Disrupted sleep and concentration
  • Constant fatigue
  • Feelings of hopelessness or failure
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Difficulty connecting with the baby
  • Fear of harming the baby
  • Isolation

In supporting wome through this period, the MOMS group offers:

  • An opportunity to share with other women experiencing similar challenges.
  • Information on postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Helpful suggestions and ideas for coping
  • Information and support for fathers and partners
  • Information about other community resources

The MOMS Group is offered on site at:  Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa

Individual Counselling is also offered in English. 

Please contact our Intake Worker at 613-725-3601 ext. 117 for more information.

This group is funded by the City of Ottawa.  There is a fee for this group based on a sliding fee scale. 

 

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Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601