While it is normal to experience mood swings, anxiety, sadness, and/or irritability following the arrival of a new baby, if these symptoms persist past a few weeks, it may be postpartum depression (PPD). PPD can affect fathers too.
While AMI-Quebec helps families cope with mental health challenges and illnesses in a loved one, we do not have specific resources for PPD. Please consult the resources below for help.
For perinatal loss, click here for our Grief resource list.
|ACSM Montreal||514-521-4993||A factsheet on postpartum depression [E]||Montreal|
|Le Berceau, centre périnatal||450-446-7760||Support groups (free); |
perinatal in-home assistance (sliding scale) [F]
|CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal)||514-890-8000 x36396||A factsheet on the "baby blues" [E]||Montreal|
|Fertility Mattersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Support groups for men and for women [E]||Canada|
|La Maison Bleue||514-509-0833||Personalized assessment, counselling, support groups and workshops, referral and follow-up for different problems experienced by members of the family. [E,F]||Montreal (CDN, Parc-Ex, Saint-Michel, and Verdun)|
|Montreal Therapy||514-244-1290||Couples counselling and therapy about infertility, adoption challenges, workshops ($ - sliding scale) [E,F]||Montreal|
|Motherwit Doula Care||514-237-0737||Support groups on postpartum doula care (free) [E]; |
Postpartum family care package ($) [E]
|OriginElle||514-369-0688||Support groups for single moms, couples and couples/singles using egg donation (need referral; covered by RAMQ) [E,F,Chinese]||Montreal|
|PsyMontreal||514-337-2473||Psychotherapy, coaching, motivational interviewing ($$; some discounts for students) [E,F]||Montreal|
|Les Relevailles de Montréal||514-640-6741||Support Groups, perinatal bereavement, individual or couple intervention (free), in-home assistance (sliding scale) [F]||Montreal|