Post Partum Depression
The postpartum period can be a wonderful time for many mothers. It can also present many challenges including learning how to care for a new baby, learning how to breastfeed, healing after labour and delivery, processing any possible birth trauma, caring for siblings, balancing home and work, adapting to a new role as a mother, upkeeping of the home and maintaining a relationship. We are here to help as this is often not an easy process.
Up tp 30% of mothers will experience postpartum anxiety or depression with one or more pregnancies. We are here to help you. We can offer both natural and pharmaceutical treatment options to help address concerns of low mood, anxiety, fear, sleep deprivation, or depression. We can also refer women to local counsellors, postpartum groups, along with many other programs available for mom's in Victoria. We are happy to work with your maternity provider, midwife, public health nurse, psychiatrist and/or counsellor to ensure adequate support. You are not alone.
Wondering if you are suffering from Postpartum depression or anxiety?...complete this questionnaire. If your score is 11 or greater, please book an appointment with one of our naturopathic physicians or ask us for a referral. Reduced rates are available for mothers requiring income assistance
We offer the following services:
- natural & pharmaceutical treatment options
- botanical medicines and nutrient supplementation
- laboratory testing
- registered massage therapy
After labour & delivery, ta mom needs a lot of support from her community The postpartum period has historically been a time for the community and family to re nourish the mother. Many cultures practice ancient rituals to provide nourishment to the mother to build her blood, energy and qi. We offer an integrated approach uniting Traditional Chinese Medicine, ancient Mommy support traditions and knowledge along side Western Medicine to allow women to blossom into motherhood.
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Resources
- Colleen McKee at Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic
- Traci McGee, Registered Clinical Counsellor: (250) 885-6760
- Pacific Postpartum Support Society
- Perinatal Depression Framework for BC’s Health Authorities