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Feelings After Birth Postpartum Adjustment
After the birth of a baby many emotions are possible from joy and relief to sadness.
Up to 80% of new mothers may feel sad, tired and overwhelmed for the first few days after giving birth. These symptoms are brief and will disappear on their own.
A depression that does not go away may occur in 10% of new mothers. The symptoms may appear soon after birth or an adoption, or may occur up to a year later.
If you have any fear of harming yourself or your baby, call the Crisis Team at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound at 376-2121. The line is staffed 24 hours a day.
If you are having any of the following feelings/problems, contact your doctor or midwife.
Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound 376-2121 ext. 3928 Make an appointment to meet with the Birth Preparation Nurse to discuss your prenatal and post-partum concerns.
Crisis Intervention Team
Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound 376-2121 ext. 2450 Telephone and personal crisis service, 24 hours a day.
Grey Bruce Health Services Library
376-2121 ext. 2043 Patient Education Section - books and videos.
Mental Health Services
The Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound,
376-2121 ext. 2460
Pass-Can (Aid for New Mothers)
If you require more information about support services in your community, call the Grey Bruce Health Unit, your Physician/Midwife or the Birth Preparation Program.
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