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Postpartum Depression

After your baby is born, the first few days are often filled with a wide range of emotions.

During the first 2-3 weeks after your baby is born, you may feel sad, cry for no reason, feel very tired or have trouble concentrating. This is common. If you feel like this, it’s a good idea to talk to someone about your feelings.

If these feelings last for more than 2–3 weeks and you don’t feel better with rest, sleep or support from others, you may have postpartum depression/anxiety.

If you are struggling, you are not alone. There are resources available to support you and your family.

Information for Health Professionals

Get Help Now

For immediate help call 911

  Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642

  Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-784-2433

Information & Advice

  Health Link call 811

  Medication / Herbal Advice 1-800-332-1414

Related Topics

Pregnancy

Self-care / Baby Blues / Postpartum Depression / Anxiety

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Additional Postpartum Depression Support groups may be available in your area, contact your local Alberta Health Services Mental Health clinic for more information and availability.

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