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Kids Can Fly promotes early childhood development in Brantford/Brant

Postpartum Telephone Support Line

postpartum_depression_helpKids Can Fly is working on alternate funding sources so that we can continue with the postpartum depression telephone support line. At this time it is no longer active and we  refer women who are struggling or have questions to:

Postpartum International Telephone Support  1 800 944 4PPD

The Parachute Drop in Program via Kids Can Fly  519 755 9482

The OEYC Brant  519 759 3833

Your health care provider, midwife or private therapist

 

Or if you are in crisis:

St Leonard’s Crisis Services  519 759 7188 or 1 866 811 7188 (24 hours)

Brantford General Hospital Crisis Line  519 752 2273

 

Note the Parachute Program is free to all and  is geared to moms who are struggling with parenting an infant.  You may have PPD, a high needs infant, no family support in town, or other reasons why this support group would be helpful.   The program operates Mondays at the Colborne St Public Library in Brantford from 12:30 til 2:00 p.m. and at the TB Costain Centre on Morrell St  on Wednesday’s from 1:00 til 2:30 p.m.  Call Jane 519 755 9482 for more information.  Free transportation can be arranged.

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Postpartum Depression Symptoms can include:

Lack of joy in life
Feeling overwhelmed
Fatigue and insomnia
Irritability
Loss of appetite
Difficulty bonding with the baby
Withdrawal from family and friends
Scary thoughts of harming the baby

 


 There are a variety of tools that can assist with PPD. Peer to peer support is just one of these and often works best when it is part of a comprehensive approach. Always discuss your postpartum mood concerns with your family doctor or health care provider.

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Additional Resources:

Capture http://postpartumprogress.org/

 

PSI

Postpartum Support International (PSI)http://postpartum.net

 

motherriskhttp://www.motherisk.org/women/pregnancyResources.jsp

 

Book Sources on Postpartum Depression

Books for women who have postpartum depression, as well as for their husbands and doctors.

http://www.postpartumprogress.com/books-on-postpartum-depression-related-illnesses

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/mind-over-mood-change-how/9780898621280-item.html?s_campaign=goo-BooksByTitle&gclid=CIzTyo2zssMCFcECaQod2FcAog

 

 

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