How Can I Get Help

If you would like more information about getting help for perinatal psychological problems, please speak to your obstetrical nurse, obstetrician, family physician or midwife.

Please contact our administrative assistant at  416-586-4800, ext. 8325

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health Concerns

If you are currently pregnant or have had a baby in the past year and are concerned
about any of the following symptoms, you may have a perinatal mental concern:

  • Depressed and/or irritable much of the time
  • Bouts of crying
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety or panic attack
  • Fatigue, apathy, loss of energy
  • Loss of self-esteem, self-confidence
  • Poor concentration
  • Avoiding going out
  • Frightening intrusive thoughts
  • Obsessive thoughts or behaviours
  • Negative feelings about motherhood
  • Negative feelings towards the baby
  • In severe cases, suicidal thoughts or attempts