Postpartum Disorder

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders present during pregnancy or within the first year after giving birth. Symptoms may include low mood, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and obsessive/compulsive symptoms.

Mothers experiencing postpartum disorder may experience one or more of the following:

  • Feeling sad, low or irritable

  • Fatigue

  • Low sense of worth

  • Guilt

  • Loss of interest in previous desired activities

  • Trouble sleeping even when the baby is sleeping

  • Difficulties making decisions

Mothers experiencing Postpartum Disorder can benefit greatly from therapy. At The Counselling Centre, our therapists will provide strategies to help mothers move beyond their struggles and return to their normal selves.