December 10, 2019

Beyond the Baby Blues

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A support group for women experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety.

Beyond the Baby Blues is a 10 week group program for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and/or anxiety.  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 women through this period, Beyond the Baby Blues 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

Where:  Family Services Ottawa 312 Parkdale Ave

When:  Starting January 21st, 2020.  Individual counselling is also offered in English.

Please contact the program coordinator at 613-725-3601 ext. 108 or by email at parenting@familyservicesottawa.org for information and registration.

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