Postpartum Depression

Pregnant and Depressed? Help is Available!

Contrary to widespread beliefs, pregnancy does not protect a woman from depression. According to a recent study published in the Archives of Women's Mental Health in February 2012, up to 20% of pregnant women experience some symptoms of depression. That means 1 in every 5...

Why it is important to keep an open mind about your birth plan

Pregnant women in Canada have been encouraged to make a birth plan for over two decades. In her birth plan a woman is supposed to state her wants, wishes and preferences regarding any interventions during labour and birth. Many women choose to make a plan that is natural...

Sleep deprived and Depressed? There may well be a connection!

Every new parent and, especially every mother suffers from some sleep deprivation in the first few week/months following the arrival of the baby. But researchers have now identified a strong link between excessive sleep deprivation and postpartum depression. At the 4th World Congress on Women's...