Life with a new baby is not always what you expect.
Postpartum Blues or “Baby Blues” are common.
4 in 5 mothers will have postpartum blues.
Postpartum mood disorders are real.
1 in 5 mothers will have a postpartum mood disorder.
Sometimes the blues do not go away. If you are concerned don’t wait.
For more information download:
“Life with a new baby is not always what you expect”
This booklet includes information on:
- signs and symptoms of postpartum blues,
- depression mood disorders and psychosis
- what your partner, family and friends can do
- where to get help
- what you can do
Remember it is not your fault.
Many medications are safe to take when you are breastfeeding.
Motherisk (a program operated through The Hospital for Sick Kids):
- has the up to date research-based information. Call there for information about medications and breastfeeding.
1-877-439-2744 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.